UN Secretary General praises Ethical Fashion Programme
The report states:
'The Ethical Fashion Programme of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
in Kenya helps small and medium-sized businesses in the fashion sector
to export their products. The Programme connects some of the world’s
most marginalized people with the top of fashion’s value chain for
mutual benefit. It enables communities of artisans and
micromanufacturers — the majority of them women — to thrive in
association with the fashion industry. This develops local creativity,
fosters predominantly female employment, reduces poverty and promotes
gender equality. More than 7,000 people who live in conditions of
extreme poverty have gained employment through the Programme.'
The report can be accessed in full on the UN site in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian (Document A/66/320).