- Ensure that a robust, engaged, grass roots movement drives fair trade
- Ensure that fair trade expands with integrity
- Ensure that there is a strong and thriving fair trade business sector in canada
- Develop and drive a vision for a sustainable world
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are a set of seventeen aspirational "Global Goals". The SDGs were in large measure informed by the oft quoted assertion by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that "there can be no Plan B, because there is no Planet B.
- Fair Trade Ties to: SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (climate change), SDG 16 (peace and justice), SDG 17 (partnerships for the Goals). Learn more.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th, 1948. The Declaration represents the first global expression of what many people believe to be the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. There are numerous ties between fair trade and human rights.
The Paris Climate Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions, mitigation, adaptation and finance. Fair trade focuses on sustainable agriculture, soil and environmental health; the ties are natural.