Last 9 of May, we celebrated World Fair Trade Day at Watthan Artisans Cambodia.
This year, Wolrd Fair Trade Organization celebrated "Agents for Change" that we change into "Agents for Prosperity".
World Fair Trade Day is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty and exploitation, climate change and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations.
“Fair Trade is unstoppable. It’s a growing solution to fight poverty, social injustices and climate change. Many companies and organization worldwide are embracing Fair Trade and sustainable practices because of the growing demand for a sustainable future for all of us. At WFTO alone, Fair Trade Organizations are growing with an overall sales turnover of over €430 million for 2014. And every month we are expanding as more and more organizations are joining the Fair Trade movement and the WFTO network.” – Rudi Dalvai, President of WFTO.
All artisans and AAC board members attended Watthan Pagoda to celebrate the positive changes they do every day by developing fair trade products and creating employment for small and disadvantaged producers. Hard work that we all needed to highlight and celebrate!
Here is the program of WFTD:
AAC is a standing member of World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) Global in 2005 and Regional in early 2006.