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Rob Cameron CEO Fairtrade International

An Open Letter from CEO on Changes to the Fairtrade System

16 September 2011

You may have seen the joint statement on our website that Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) has decided to leave the global Fairtrade system and end its membership with Fairtrade International (FLO) as of 31 December 2011. (Read the...

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Workers rights workshop in East Africa

31 August 2011

Union leaders working on Fairtrade flower farms in East Africa shared valuable information about how to best protect workers’ rights at a workshop held on August 9-10 in Arusha, Tanzania. Fairtrade International and the IUF...

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Co-op speaks on best interests of the child at global conference

25 August 2011

Young lawyers at a global conference in Amsterdam will learn firsthand about best practices for protecting children from exploitative labour from a Fairtrade cooperative, Kuapa Kokoo Farmers' Union of Ghana. Emmanuel K....

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Fairtrade Project on Workers’ Rights

03 August 2011

The Fairtade Standards protect workers’ basic rights according to the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. This means bonded and illegal child labour is prohibited, health and safety standards must be...

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Textile Projects Look for Fairtrade Way Forward

25 July 2011

Update on the Fairtrade textiles project working to build better livelihoods for textile workers

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June 12 – Day to Eradicate Child Labour Partnership Statement

11 June 2011

Fairtrade International and Plan International with Plan Canada work together to strengthen protection against harm for children identified in hazardous labour. To mark World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s focus on...

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Growing Concerns in Food Security

09 June 2011

From speculators toying with commodity prices on international markets, to the startling amount of food wasted in developed countries, to reduced harvests due to climate change, all recent headlines point to food security. The...

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