Today is World Fair Trade Day!
The day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and is being supported by thousands of citizens, fair trade organizations, social and environmental movements, and producers and consumers all around the planet. In the world economy, in important decision-making, and in business, the interests of small farmers are often forgotten. World Fair Trade Organization aims “to enable producers to improve their livelihoods and communities through Fair Trade,” by keeping their voices heard.
World Fair Trade Organization lists a range of fun ways for individuals to help and participate on this day. Activities range all the way from face painting to trade concerts.
Last year, Fair trade supporters around the world held a 100% fair trade breakfast. What will you do this year?
Read about Fair Trade Fortnight for more fair trade tips.
Also in May:
World No-Tobacco Day - May 31st
International Day for UN Peacekeepers - May 29th
World Day Against Homophobia - May 17th