Monthly Archives: August 2011

Global Compact – The Ten Principles

The UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights … Continue reading

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Overview of the UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as … Continue reading

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Handmade lacquerware from Thailand

History Lacquer has been employed in China since at least the Neolithic period. The intricate techniques for making lacquerware are thought to also have originated in China. These techniques were applied to craft and decorate a variety of objects, ranging … Continue reading

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Principles for the Fair Trade Federation Members

Fair Trade Federation members fully commit to the following principles in all of the transactions: Create Opportunities for Economically and Socially Marginalized Producers Fair Trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Members create social and economic opportunities … Continue reading

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10 Principles of Fair Trade

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld: Principle One: Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers Poverty reduction through trade forms a key part … Continue reading

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