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Many people use the term “fair trade”, but what does it actually mean? On September 25th, 2018, with efforts led by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, Fairtrade International, the World Fair Trade Organization, and over 400 organizations around the world, the new International Fair Trade Charter was officially launched. The Charter sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

If we want the SDGs to be realized, we must provide a framework for equitable trade models....

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In June 2011, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council unanimously passed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These principles outline obligations for state governments and businesses to have standards for respecting human rights and freedoms—specifically in preventing forced labour and modern slavery—in their supply chains. 

The UN Guiding Principles represent a platform for coordinated multilateral action on regulation of businesses in the field of forced labour, and a growing number of governments around the world are taking legal action to ensure the...

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September 27th, 2018 | Quebec City, QC. 

The Fair Trade Campus program recognizes colleges and universities with a strong commitment to fair trade. It demonstrates a long-term vision for widespread awareness and an important support for fair trade on Canadian campuses and in their wider communities.

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September 24, 2018 | Winnipeg, MB. The University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne campus has marked a milestone as the first university campus in Manitoba to receive the Fair Trade Campus designation from Fairtrade Canada and the Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) for its promotion of social and environmental sustainability and innovation.

“With Fair Trade Campus Week kicking off across the country today, we’re thrilled to welcome the first designated Fair Trade Campus in Manitoba – the University of Manitoba Bannatyne campus! With strong outreach activities for students...

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September 17, 2018 | Biggar, Saskatchewan.  BCS2000 received their Fair Trade Designation, and they are ecstatic to be the first school in Saskatchewan to do so!  The Grade 6 class (2017/2018), along with their teacher, Ms. Diedra Whitell, worked very hard last school year to introduce BCS2000 to Fair Trade.  The school will be gradually increasing awareness in their area, and they take pride in the work that they are doing while supporting workers and producers in the Global South.

“Today we send our congratulations to Biggar Central School 2000 on becoming the...

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