• WHBC sign the Fairtrade declaration

    June 15th, 2013WelHat FairtraderFairtrade general, Welwyn Hatfield
    We are very pleased to annouce that Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, courtesy of then Mayor, Helen Bromley, have signed a recent  Fairtrade declaration initiative.

    We thank the council agreed to sign this declaration  and we applaud them for doing so. It shows a wider concern for the poverty that faces so many people around the world and an awareness that relatively small local actions like this can make a difference.

    In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge became the eight United  Nations Millennium Goals to be achieved by 2015. As that deadline approaches, the United Nations and it’s members are discussing what kind of framework they wish to have beyond 2015.
    The objectives of the Fairtrade Beyond 2015 declaration is to encourage town leaders and Civil Society Organisations across the globe to call on world leaders to put in place a new global development framework beyond 2015 that aims to create a just equitable and sustainable world on which  every person can realise their human rights, fulfil their potential and live free from poverty.
    Behind the Fairtrade beyond 2015 Movement stands a global movement uniting an estimated 2.5 million fairtrade producers and workers from over 70 countries, 24 labelling initiatives, over 500 specialised Fair trade importers and more than 100,000 volunteers  and over 1,100 Fairtrade Towns.
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