If you feel that the world of Fair Trade has its very own language – don’t fret! We’ll keep you in the know!

With this glossary we’ll guide you through the common technical terms used by FLOCERT, Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).

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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the international organisation responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

An International Labour Convention has the force of international law. States that ratify the convention are required to incorporate its principles into national law and to ensure the implementation of the law.