The Healthy Cities of Litomerice and Vsetin and towns of Volyne and Cesky Krumlov were among the first in the Czech Republic to receive the title of Fair Trade City. The cities therefore undertook to official support of fair trade concept that supports small craftsmen and farmers from the so called developing countries. Now the mayors of the first three above stated cities also signed the declaration of „Fair Trade Beyond 2015" in which the representatives of local governments ask UN to create a systematic strategy for the protection of human rights, collaboration with workers in developing countries and fight against poverty. The declaration proposes support of development partnership among governments, local communities, enterprises and citizens - e.g. right through the fair trade principle. Further applicants for the Fair Trade title include the Healthy Cities of Brno, Hodonin, Hlucin, Chrudim, Kromeriz, Mlada Boleslav, Trebic and the Tisnov Town.
"I welcome every effort for awareness raising, not only within the city as such, but also within a global campaign. The idea of a movement - a just and sustainable world in which every human is given his human rights - is worth promoting," stated the mayor of the Healthy City of Litomerice, Ladislav Chlupac.
Find out more information to the campaign here.