Aurelie Walker
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Aurelie Walker is trade policy advisor at the Fairtrade Foundation. She has had extensive experience in Eastern and Southern Africa working on trade negotiations with the European Union and on WTO issues. At Fairtrade she has led on the cotton campaign lobbying the UK government and European Institutions for change to its unfair cotton subsidy regime affecting 15 million cotton farmers in West Africa.

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UK Aid to India: What For?

Posted 21 February 2012 | 21/02/12 16:17

Development aid to India came under attack yet again yesterday as The Sun called for the government to spend cash on border controls instead.

Just over two weeks ago the decision by the Indian government to buy their latest gaggle of fighter jets from the French...

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World Trade Organisation: Fairness is Not an Ideology

Posted 22 December 2011 | 22/12/11 11:42

Fairness is not an ideology. Some people are haves and some people are have nots. This situation is real and requires a real response. Yet in the World Trade Organisation over 10 years of negotiations have still not delivered greater fairness and, dangerously, the world is losing interest.

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'That's Not Fair!' - How Children Can Make a Change for Fair Trade

Posted 17 November 2011 | 17/11/11 23:00

Young people in UK

It couldn't have been too long ago when you last heard a young child or teen huff, "that's not fair!" at you through an ironed fringe. But I wonder how long ago it was that you responded with a deep and humbling respect...

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If David Cameron Asked you What he Should Tell the G20 What Would YOU Say?

Posted 23 September 2011 | 23/09/11 14:14

Me? Yes! You? Well, last week, a bunch of us trade buffs were asked just that: to input into the Prime Minister's global governance report for the G20 French Presidency. And boy, did we have some juicy ideas - and that's probably why economists are not in charge.

Three...

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