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Harkin-Engel Cocoa Protocol – 10th Anniversary

26 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011 marked the ten-year anniversary of the signing of the Harkin-Engel Protocol, an agreement by the largest chocolate companies to eliminate unacceptable child labour practices in the growing and...

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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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Joint Announcement from Fairtrade International and Fair Trade USA

15 September 2011

Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) share a belief in the importance of empowering producers and workers around the world to improve their lives through better terms of trade. However, as we look to the...

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Fairtrade Responds to Announcement by Fair Trade USA

10 September 2011

Fair Trade USA has announced a new initiative under the banner ‘Fair Trade For All.' We wish to clarify that the proposals it contains regarding major changes on coffee certification are the views of Fair Trade USA alone, and...

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Fairtrade International Responde al Anuncio Hecho por Fair Trade USA

10 September 2011

La organización estadounidense de comercio justo Fair Trade USA anunció una nueva iniciativa bajo el lema de “Comercio justo para todos." Queremos aclarar que las propuestas que contiene en relación con cambios...

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Taking Steps Toward Global Change at UN Conference in Bonn

07 September 2011

More than 1,500 people – grassroots representatives from over 100 countries – gathered in Bonn, Germany, September 3-5 for the United Nations’ Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization Annual Conference. The...

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Gender Workshop at UN Conference Sparks Discussion

06 September 2011

The inspiring story of SOPACDI, a Congolese coffee cooperative profiled here, and the acknowledgment of the important role of women as consumers in ethical trade set the scene for a workshop hosted by Fairtrade International...

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