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Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
Suite 205, 10816A - 82 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6E 2B3
Phone: (780) 988-0200
Fax: (780) 988-0211
In 2000 the United Nations decided it was time to establish measurable goals for combating poverty, hunger, diseases, illiteracy, environmental problems, and discrimination. Leaders around the world agreed on a timeline for the implementation of these goals.
Letters are one way that we can be in touch with our representatives in government. If you are going to send them the letter we have written - add a personal note on the bottom. A handwritten inclusion helps our representatives see that it is an important issue to us, as citizens!
The Make Poverty History campaign is supported by a wide cross-section of charities, trade unions, faith groups, students, academics, literary, artistic and sports leaders. It is part of an 80 country international campaign called the Global Call to Action Against Poverty.
Fair Trade is an alternative approach to conventional international trade which promotes social equity, economic security, and sound environmental practices. Its goal is to contribute to sustainable development by improving market access for disadvantaged producers.