In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge became the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015. As the deadline approaches, the United Nations and its members are discussing what kind of framework they wish to have after 2015. The United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the beyond 2015 development framework will gather in New York in September 2013.
The Fair Trade movement is united in one global campaign that aims to encourage Town leaders and Civil Society Organisations across the globe to call on world leaders to put in place a new global development framework beyond 2015 that aims to create a just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person can realise their human rights, fulfil their potential and live free from poverty.
The Fair Trade Beyond 2015 campaign was initially launched in November 2012, in Poznan (Poland). It already counts with more than 130 signatures worlwide (as of May 213).