Fairtrade and COVID 19

We need to protect farmers and workers in developing countries from the worst effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Smallholder farmers and farm workers, including Fairtrade farmers, supplying global food and clothing supply chains, are at high risk of illness and mortality from COVID-19. We all... More

One World Week 2020

The theme for One World Week this year (18-25 October) is about making the world better. The coronavirus crisis has seen huge changes in most of our lives: sadly, tragedy for some and hardship for many, but revelations for us all. Measures have been put in place with a rapidity we had been told was... More

Coronavirus: Cancel poor countries’ debts

A group of organisations including Jubilee Debt Campaign, Oxfam and Global Justice Now are highlighting the $40 billion of debt payments due in 2020 from low-income countries, and calling for $300 billion of debt to be cancelled for the global south as a whole this year. The UN has called for up... More

Make COVID19 vaccines and treatments available for everyone

Access to medicines   It’s really crucial that access to new COVID 19 tests and vaccines are available to everyone regardless of income but there are real fears that this may not happen if big pharmaceutical companies are out to make enormous profits.   Poor countries often have... More