What is Fair Trade? International Fair Trade Charter defines vision for a fairer world

Many people use the term “fair trade”, but what does it actually mean? Today, more than 250 organizations around the world are uniting to launch an International Fair Trade Charter that sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Business as usual will not deliver the step change needed to meet the SDGs, adopted by the world’s nations on 25 September 2015 amid a fanfare of optimism, and whose third anniversary is being marked today in New York…

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United Nations, ‘Thomas & Friends’ Launch Collaboration to Introduce Sustainable Development Goals to Pre-Schoolers

The United Nations and Mattel, Inc., launched a collaboration at New York Headquarters today to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals to pre‑school audiences through the animated children’s series Thomas & Friends. Through the collaboration, elements from 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are incorporated into nine of the 26 episodes of the new season of Thomas & Friends, which premieres on Nick Jr. in the United States today, with global roll-out in the coming months.  The specific targets represented in the episodic content are Goal 4 on Quality Education; Goal 5 on Gender Equality;…

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New exhibition at UNESCO shows how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

A new exhibition launched at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris aims to explain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engage people in action. “WHOLE EARTH? A citizen’s guide to the SDGs (and how to save the world)” is an exhibition by the UK-based non-profit organization Hard Rain Project, one of the winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Through stunning, award-winning photographs, “WHOLE EARTH?” depicts the immense challenges to sustainable development, while outlining the collective action everyone could take to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda…

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Common Ground Partners with Google to Launch ‘Little by Little,’ a Global Campaign in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

‘Little by Little’ is rooted in the truth that exponential change can be made possible through the repetition of little acts by the largest generation on earth. To kick-start the campaign, model and activist, Jillian Mercado, is featured in the anthem video which has already garnered more than 15 million views in just two weeks. At launch, she will be joined by a global roster of influencers – UN ambassadors and YouTube creators curated by FameBit – who will share their stories, content and actions on YouTube and other social…

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