Fair Trade is a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty and exploitation, against climatic change and big inequalities in the trade relations having the biggest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Trade needs to benefit and offer sustainable living conditions to the most defenceless, through the development ofopportunities for the most deprived small producers.
The UdG, as a public university, is committed to Global Justice and considers the principles governing the Fair Trade to be fundamental, not just for safeguarding a decent life for people but also for respecting nature throughout the planet. This commitment was made clear in 2004, when it became mandatory for every café and vending machine to serve Fair Trade coffee and sugar.
The commitment continues to grow, which it must do, hence its current certification as a Fair Trade University and its participation, for another year, in World Fair Trade Day held annually every second Saturday in May to call for another international trade model that is fair and based on respect for the rights of everyone, producers and consumers alike.
Activities, which you will find on this page, are being held at the UdG to commemorate this international day.