The Head of our EU office shares her personal hope, that this spring, the EU will flourish and provide better policies for citizens in Europe and beyond.
The best way to find the right person to tackle the injustice of poverty is to raise our collective expectations. Governments around the world, time to step up.
This past year the Oxfam confederation reached more people than ever before – 22.3 million – the majority women and girls. We did this largely via partnerships with more than 7,300 organizational allies around the world, helping them too to strengthen the ways they influence their own decision-makers.
The next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (the architecture of the EU's budget) will shape the priorities of the EU’s official development aid until at least 2027. But as member states outline what the budget will look like, development aid does not seem to have a place in the plan.
El Salvador made history on March 29, 2017, becoming the first country in the world to prohibit open-pit, underground, and artisanal metal mining.
From 2017, the Oxfam International Secretariat will begin its move to Nairobi in Kenya. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Host Country Agreement with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kenya. I must give my personal thanks to President Uhuru Kenyatta for being such an enthusiastic champion to help realize our plans.
The 2015 G20 leaders' summit made welcome progress in tackling the refugee crisis and taken some tentative steps towards the widening gap between rich and poor. However, the G20 has done little to build momentum toward an ambitious climate deal.
At a time where ‘resilience’ seems to be the new buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue, one of Somalia’s most resilient systems – remittances – is hanging by a thread.
If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. It’s a startling fact, and one that demonstrates the importance of getting children in the world’s poorest countries into school and learning