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You have an opinion and it’s valid, you have a voice and it deserves to be heard. 1DHQ has the power to make your voice heard and they are using it. Please, please, please, make use of this occasion to speak up and get heard.

“Equal rights and social justice are important. LGBT-rights are important. We pride ourselves on living in free societies, where it’s not okay to condemn people for features they have no control over. Those are our values, but we haven’t achieved what we wanted, yet. LGBT* people are in danger for their lives, and discriminated against, all over the world, still. Ethnic differences are cause for strife, and ethnicities erased to ‘fit in’, all over the world, still. And young teenage girls are taught their opinions, their fantasies, their wishes, have NO value, all over the world, still.

I am not here to ‘prove’ Louis and Harry are in a relationship. I already know that they are, and when people have asked me why I believe such or so, I have been happy to oblige them, teaching them a little bit about theory of knowledge, and about reasoning, in the process. But that’s not why I am here.

I am here because I know a free society needs lots of work. Freedom of speech, the right to privacy, equal rights: you can’t just say “we’ve said it’s important in our constitution and our human rights covenants, so have them, it’s fine” and sit on your ass and do nothing and wait for everything the generations before us achieved to disintegrate again. It takes special attention to hold up those values in every aspect of our lives, it takes people speaking up for them when we see they are being trodden, anywhere, by anyone. The bad guys are not just dictators in ‘developing countries’ and the semi-dictatorial regime in Russia. The bad guys are everywhere, and we are the bad guys when we don’t say anything about it, because in the end “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, British politician)”

^^^^ Probably the most important paragraphs I have ever written on this blog. I wanted to get them out again today to encourage everyone to take part in this FANTASTIC ACTION by 1D by addressing the importance of non-discrimination across the board (LGBTQ+, ethnicity, gender, age,…) for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next 15 years. You have an opinion and it’s valid, you have a voice and it deserves to be heard. 1DHQ has the power to make your voice heard and they are using it. Please, please, please, make use of this occasion to speak up and get heard. World Leaders need to hear what you have to say because they never hear voices from people like you. This is so incredibly important. For you, and for people who are left behind all over the world.

All social change comes from the passion of individuals.

— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles)

November 1, 2013


Show them your passion about the injustice of social inequalities, and of the importance of tackling climate change for our futures. Infect them with it. The banks won’t, only you can!

The Sustainable Development Goals will only be delivered successfully when the voices of smallholder farmers and workers are heard — and acted upon — at the highest levels of government and commerce.
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Harriet Lamb, Fairtrade International CEO, discusses the proposed Sustainable Development Goals in her post ’Warming Up for the Headline Act in New York’. 

Read the full story here.

Fairtrade America speaks at UN meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

Our executive director Hans Theyer represented the international Fairtrade system this week at the United Nations and delivered remarks yesterday at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Fairtrade’s statement (in full, below) calls on the SDG framework to reflect the values of fair trade and concludes: “We must listen to smallholder farmers and workers. Delivering the sustainable development goals require the voices of smallholder farmers and workers to be heard at the highest levels of government and commerce.”

As Harriet Lamb, CEO of Fairtrade International, stated in her recent Huffington Post opinion piece, “We all know that there are no quick fix solutions. For sure, inclusive growth relies on involving farmers and workers, consumers and companies in finding solutions - and it needs Governments to step up their responsibilities too. The problems faced by farmers and workers in developing countries result from centuries of marginalization and exploitation.” 

The full statement appear below, and you can learn more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals here. If you have any questions, please email questions@fairtradeamerica.org. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with Fairtrade developments.

Statement submitted by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

Fairtrade is a global movement for change working directly with businesses, producers, consumers and campaigners to make trade fair for farmers and workers. Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries. We represent 1.5 million Fairtrade farmers and workers. Over €5.5 billion per year is spent through Fairtrade, supporting sustainable livelihoods, human rights and environmental stewardship.

The draft sustainable development goals address vital areas where farmers and workers in international supply chains need action. But to deliver for the poorest, the framework must address these issues:

1. Inclusive trade which benefits the poor, not trade for its own sake (goal 17.14). Trade liberalization does not guarantee poverty reduction — and can undermine it. This is especially so when rich countries demand access to least developed countries’ markets while restricting access to their own. Indeed, some Fairtrade farmers have seen liberalization in the banana and sugar industries lead to widespread loss of jobs, with poor adjustment support for those least able to cope. The sustainable development goals indicators must assess trade deals not by the gross domestic product forecasts alone, but by the medium to long-term impact on livelihoods for the poorest. Delivering the sustainable development goal commitment to trade policy coherence demands widespread institutional reform and accountability to ensure that trade agreements — bilateral, regional and multilateral — are fully aligned with poverty and sustainability goals.

2. Sustainability in supply chains must be paid for (goal 8). If we are to achieve poverty reduction and environmental sustainability through trade, then fair prices must be paid. Governments are willing to regulate markets in the short term interests of the consumer, but they fail to address global market dominance, despite the impact on sustainability and poverty reduction. We need a global commitment from traders and retailers to pay living wages and meet the cost of sustainable production.

3. Market share of certified socially, economically and environmentally sustainable goods as an indicator (Goal 12.6). Under Goal 12.6, the United Nations Environment Program has recommended the percentage market share of certified sustainable goods as an indicator. While supporting this, “certified sustainable” must mean more than environmentally sustainable. Certification in sustainability must consider poverty, environment and economic benchmarks and it must be independent and transparent.

Finally, we must listen to smallholder farmers and workers. Delivering the sustainable development goals require the voices of smallholder farmers and workers to be heard at the highest levels of government and commerce.

Aquele dia em que se chora por nada, uma tristeza que vem e nem ao menos se sabe de onde ou a razão, mas atinge feito furacão e toma conta de todo o corpo, de toda a alma se tornando difícil de passar, de findar e dói por alguma razão, dói e solução não há só tem que esperar, esperar o tempo passar e amenizar
—  Garota do fone

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im glad when you bring your problems to us bc its like at least youre not keeping it internalized?? ofc theres always tumblr/twitter but idk sometimes its better to talk where people will actively respond. so dw about it.we care abt u and wanna hear

ttyy that makes me feel rlly good …im just. scared bc i knowh oe like.. Evil I sound and im scared of what kind of image that’ll make you guys associate me / think of me as after you know ..

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Name: moog

Nickname: moogie. also. shake n bake at work.

Birthday: march 3rd!!!

Star sign: pisces. im the biggest stereotypical crybaby pisces ever.

Gender: nnnnnnnnone, like, nothing

Favorite color: black and purple -w-

Time right now: 5:18pm

Average hours of sleep: 6-7 hours i’d say.

Last thing I googled: "blackberry charger” bcuz i broke my phone charger.

Number of blankets: two when it’s comfortable enough, three when it’s cold. one in the summer.

Favorite fictional character: here’s a list: killua zoldyck, yuri lowell, anthy himemiya, quicksword irene, abe takaya, kurogane(trc), doumeki shizuka, kurapika, gon, leorio, ikalgo, melody and thats it for now. im not kidding about all the hxh characters.

Favorite famous person: IDK NO ONE MAYBE

Favorite book: i dont read a lot of books. LIKE AT ALL TRULY

Last movie I saw: THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET IT WAS WEIRD

Dream trip: i rlly want to go to tono, yokohama, and enoshima.

Dream job: professional cocktail enthusiast (jkjkjkj no relally)

uhh it says to tag ten ppl but i’ll probably get to five and then quit. uh lets go w/ ankh–morpork reversebladesword sassyhonks vicmignona waifustatus princessyachi uhhhh yeah also ANY OTHER MUTUAL WHO WANTS TO DO IT??? (u dont have to do it obviously but if you do want to now you have an excuse -w-)

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