THEME 2020: “The Sustainable Consumer” to spread awareness about environmental breakdown and global climate changes
On 15 March 1962 former US President John F. Kennedy said:
Consumers by definition include us all. They are the largest economic group, affecting and affected by almost every public and private economic decision. Yet they are the only important group… whose views are often not heard.
Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal working for Consumers International at the time, later proposed the observance of a ‘World Consumer Rights Day’ marking that date, and on 15 March 1983 consumer organisations started observing that date as an occasion to promote basic rights of consumers.
World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Participants observe the day by promoting the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and protesting about the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.
SOURCE: Wikipedia. “Consumers International” website viewed 16 March 2020
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.