Fairtrade International marks World Day of Social Justice

Fairtrade International is marking World Day of Social Justice today, through partnering with the an International Labour Organisation initiative, the Global Coalition for Social Justice, writes Neill Barston.

As the organisation explains, the initiative aims to intensify collective efforts to urgently address human rights issues, as well as helping drive the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Decent Work Agenda.

Notably, as Fairtrade expressed speaking at our 2023 edition of the World Confectionery Conference, delivering on support for cocoa growing communities remains at the heart of its operations around the world, including West Africa.

“This is an excellent opportunity to share with others our practices to improve the lives of small-scale farmers and workers, as well as learn from them,” said Melissa Duncan, the executive director of Fairtrade International. “I am proud that we are a part of this important coalition.”

Fairtrade International joins a list of national governments, international organisations, and non-governmental organisations, among many others, who are equally committed to workers and social justice.

As the organisation has noted, it has been promoting social justice in global supply chains for nearly 30 years. It works to achieve greater balance among the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable agriculture, while reducing inequalities and poverty.

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