This week marks the 60-year anniversary since Consumers International (CI) was founded. CI is a membership body for consumer advocacy groups around the world, and CHOICE is proud to be an active member.
We also have a rich history spanning 60 years - the CHOICE story began when the first edition of CHOICE magazine was sent to 500 subscribers in April 1960. Since then, we’ve fought and won many battles on behalf of Australians, improving everything from product safety to improving our financial system, along with providing people helpful advice. Needless to say, our work is ongoing and we know there is plenty more to do.
With this in mind, we’re looking ahead and considering our role as advocates for the next decade and beyond. Here’s what @AlanKirkland had to say about Vision 2030, part of the Consumers International 60 Years event:
CI has distilled it’s own 2030 vision down to three key issues:
“ This decade is the determinant in our sustainability challenge – it is a decade of many transitions, many opportunities and many threats – and a celebration of community.”
Yasir Suliman, Secretary-General, Sudanese Consumer Protection Society
“In the future, consumer advocacy should ensure greater protection in the Digital Economy, strong regulatory frameworks to protect consumers, a shrinking digital gap, and self -protection through digital literacy.”
Marimuthu Nadason, President, Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (FOMCA)
“ What will consumer advocacy have achieved by 2030 globally? Consumers in all countries will have equal access to essential products and services, including healthy food, healthcare and medication. The same goes for essential financial services (checking accounts, mortgage) and digital services.”
Sandra Molenaar, CEO, Consumentenbond (Netherlands)
More detail on the CI website.