Oxfam’s new inequality report, which found that just 8 men own the same wealth as half the world, is making headlines around the globe. Here we reply to five of the most frequently asked questions about this astonishing report.
Governments, civil society, and the private sector push to improve development cooperation to end poverty and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Collecting tax is one of the key means by which governments are able to address poverty. Yet big business is dodging tax on an industrial scale, depriving governments across the globe of the money they need to invest in healthcare, education and job creation. You can change this.
If the war on inequality is to be won, then we must ensure that the ‘Akirus’ of this world are empowered to take up their rightful place in the fight for tax justice.
At the upcoming ECOSOC 'High level political forum on sustainable development', UN country representatives must urgently review the SDGs health indicator and change it to measure what really matters, in order to make sure people aren't pushed further into poverty due to lifesaving healthcare payments.
How the changes in the OECD’s definition of aid continue to undermine global efforts against poverty. A statement by African civil society.
One year ago, the #SwissLeaks scandal made headlines around the globe. Putting a stop to the seemingly endless stream of corporate tax scandals is possible but it will require more fundamental reforms than are on the table at the moment; and a rebalancing of power in global tax negotiations. The creation of a new global tax body that includes all governments on an equal footing would go a long way to redressing this balance and delivering deeper reforms that are so desperately needed for the benefit of all.
Oxfam and Tax Justice Network are today launching an essay competition on tax justice and human rights. The competition invites practitioners and students from around the world to explore ways in which governments of developing countries and/or civil society in any country can use existing laws to protect human rights in the face of tax injustice.
Last week Oxfam revealed that 62 people own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people on the planet. Tax havens are at the heart of fueling this insane level of inequality. That’s why we’re taking them on and that’s why I want to do all I can in 2016 to put a stop to them.