It’s been an exciting week for Oxfam.
Rising inequality and climate change: These are the defining challenges for 2015. This is the year when we will have to set a course for action for a sustainable and just world. What action can we take? These profound global challenges require bold responses.
Next year will see key decisions which will profoundly impact the world's poorest people for many years, with deadlines set for climate negotiations and the creation of new UN development goals. What legacy will we leave?
Latin America is proof that the global trend of rising economic inequality can be reversed, if the political will exists. Despite historically being the most unequal region in the world, it is the only region that has managed to reduce inequality during the past decade.
By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International - Last week I travelled to Brisbane, Australia to take the voice of poor people to the powerful – the summit of the leaders of the Group of 20 most powerful economies.
Hundreds of thousands of people have called for action from the G20 Summit in Brisbane, on issues including inequality, tax, ebola and climate change. And leaders have certainly heard the calls on them to act, but only some of the calls have been properly heeded.
Remarkably more than half of the people in G20 countries, the economic powers of the world, live below the poverty line of $2US per day. Oxfam is here to push the G20 to do more, and to mean more, to the majority of the G20’s citizens.