Fair Trade Towns Conference

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Fair Trade Towns Conference

  1. 1. 1. MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDG) – IMPLEMENTATION2. MDG POST 2015 = SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG)3. FAIR TRADE AND MDG&SDG4. YOUR IMPACT United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  2. 2. MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS - IMPLEMENTATIONUnited Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  3. 3. Three years to the deadline (2012), we can reportbroad progress on the MDGs:• The levels of extreme poverty are falling in every region• The poverty reduction target was met• The world has met the target of halving the proportion of people without access to improved sources of water United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  4. 4. Three years to the deadline (2012), we can reportbroad progress on the MDGs:• Improvements in the lives of 200 million slum dwellers exceeded the slum target• The world has achieved parity in primary education between girls and boys• Many countries facing the greatest challenges have made significant progress towards universal primary education• Child survival progress is gaining momentum United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  5. 5. Three years to the deadline (2012), we can reportbroad progress on the MDGs:• Access to treatment for people living with HIV increased in all regions• The world is on track to achieve the target of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of tuberculosis• Global malaria deaths have declined United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  6. 6. MDG POST 2015 = SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDG)United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  7. 7. Why do we need MDG and SDG? - Nelson Mandela, 2005 United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  8. 8. • Holistic• Inclusive• Equitable• Universally applicable The post 2015 . United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
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  10. 10. Suggested objectives (1/3):•••• United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  11. 11. Suggested objectives (2/3):••• United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  12. 12. Suggested objectives (3/3):• Conflict and fragility (including: post-conflict countries, and those prone to natural disasters)• Population dynamics (including: ageing, international and internal migration, and urbanization) United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
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  14. 14. • The underlying causes of poverty andinjustice in all countries, from the richest tothe poorest.• Inequity and inequality.• Environmental sustainability and climatechange.• The responsibility of the nationalgovernments to manage their natural andfinancial resources in a sustainable way. United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  15. 15. FAIR TRADE AND MDG&SDGUnited Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  16. 16. How Fair Trade can affect theachievement of MDGs and SDGs?We believe that Fair Trade can contribute to theachievement of the MDGs and SDGs in a variety of ways.The increased income levels and income security, thanks toFair Trade, help to ensure that producers are lessvulnerable to fluctuations in food prices. United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  17. 17. Fair Trade contributes toward the MDGs and SDGs in several ways:• The Fair Trade Minimum Price, whichserves as a safety net for the producerswhen market prices fall below levels ofsustainable production, can be critical inkeeping producers out of poverty.• The Fair Trade Premium is used byproducers and their communities to fundprojects for social, economic andenvironmental development. United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  18. 18. Fair Trade contributes toward theMDGs and SDGs in several ways:• Fair Trade Standards ensure environmental protection,which is an important aspect because:By the end of 2030 almost 60% of the world populationwill be living in the urban areas - it is crucial that they getsustained in a sustainableway.• Fair Trade citiesas Sustainable Cities United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  19. 19. YOUR IMPACTUnited Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
  20. 20. Poznan declarationOur impact on realization of MDG andSDG.• A citizens´ petition• A declaration signed by Fair Trade Town “mayors”; examples from Poland - Poznań - GdańskYour input would be appreciated. United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Poland
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