There are countless ways for you to get involved for the Southern countries, for a better world, for fair trade, … Here are some interesting tracks:
Fair trade is inspired by the 23rd article of the universal declaration of human rights: “Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection”. By consuming fair trade products, everyone has the power to improve the living conditions of thousands of small producers.
In its fair trade campaign, the Belgian Development Cooperation put in place the Trade for Development Centre, dedicated to the promotion of fresh fair trade products and their consumption in Belgium.
More information about fair trade can be found on the website of the Trade for Development Centre.
In order to keep updated with the international development agenda, hot spots, and actuality themes, different information channels are available.
- Glo.be, the magazine of the development cooperation
- Our publications about partner countries and various aspects of the cooperation
- Divers websites commenting every week the news on international topics.
- International Aid Trends from a Belgian Perspective
- Globalisering – Wereldnieuws – Mondiaal nieuws: www.mo.be
- De tijd loopt: www.detijdloopt.be
- Deadline 2015: www.deadline2015.be (IPS - Inter Press Service)
The south needs your help. Support them, so that they can have access to drinking water, so that they can build schools, help them in the fight against infant and maternal mortality, help them to alleviate hunger, … In short, bring them help, so that they can have a decent life.
The most effective kind of aid is to donate money, but you can, of course, also get involved personally in a whole range of North-South organisations. DGD cannot as a public organism, receive all donations, but it is not the case of private organisations focused on development issues. Financial help is their main income. Without your support, they cannot accomplish their development work.
Through federations and coordinating development organisations, you will find the contact details and all kinds of activities linked to humanitarian help. You can find the list of certified Belgian NGOs by following this link.