General blog

8 April 2014 | Francoise Vanni | Blog channel: General
 
This year the World Economic Forum (or WEF) for the Latin America region was held in Panama. A country where growth levels, which are among the 20 highest in the world, have gone hand in hand with an...
20 March 2014 | Natalia Alonso | 1 | Blog channel: General
 
It is a shocking indictment of the system that the 85 richest people on the planet own as much money as the world’s bottom half, and in Europe the top 10 richest people have a combined wealth of €...
14 February 2014 | Rym Khadhraoui | Blog channel: General
 
In January 2014, following four drafts and two years of commissions and tension, the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Tunisia ratified its new Constitution. The NCA was instituted by Tunisia’s...
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12 February 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | Blog channel: General
 
International agreement on the need to take action against rising and damaging economic inequality is gathering pace.
10 February 2014 | Claire Godfrey | 1 | Blog channel: General
 
It was US President Benjamin Franklin who said, in 1789, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Oh how times have changed – at least for a minority. While in the past 200 years, the...
22 January 2014 | Winnie Byanyima | 1 | Blog channel: General
 
Emerging from the financial crisis, the global economy is strengthening. Yet around the world most people are still being excluded from opportunities to better themselves and achieve prosperity....
9 January 2014 | Natalia Alonso | Blog channel: General
 
As major changes sweep over European leadership, 2014 will certainly prove a landmark year in Europe’s standing in the world. This institutional reshuffle offers an opportunity to change gears and...
2 January 2014 | Ben Phillips | 3 | Blog channel: General
 
Ben Phillips, Director of Campaigns and Policy at OxfamGB wants to challenge inequality and start making those with the broadest shoulders carry the heaviest burdens.What I’d like to see improved in...
19 December 2013 | Mohammed Chikhaoui | Blog channel: General
 
If you ask a French citizen where their electricity comes from, many would proudly say from ‘green power’, meaning nuclear power. France has one of the largest nuclear power complexes in the world,...
3 December 2013 | Romain Benicchio | Blog channel: General
 
4 reasons the Bali package won’t help developing countries For the first time this century, Oxfam will not be attending this week’s World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Bali.
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