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Oxfam beneficiaries from Dadeldhura district, Western Nepal show off their produce. Photo: Jisu Mok/ Oxfam

Blog: Fit for the future? The rocky road to a new set of development goals

The post-2015 millennium development goals must focus on sustainability, equity and reaching the poorest of the poor, Lysa John and Stephen Hale say in this joint blog.

Oxfam beneficiaries from Dadeldhura district, Western Nepal show off their produce. Photo: Jisu Mok/ Oxfam

Blog: ¿Preparados para el futuro? El arduo camino hacia unos nuevos objetivos de desarrollo

Lysa John y Stephen Hale afirman en su blog que los objetivos de desarrollo del milenio posteriores al 2015 deben estar centrados en la sostenibilidad, la equidad y en llegar a las personas más pobres de entre las más pobres.

These women used their pregnant bellies to highlight broken aid promises, which negatively impact maternal health.

Blog: Did world leaders live up to their Big Promise?

Last year, Oxfam launched its Big Promise – a campaign that challenged world leaders to keep their promises to deliver health and education for all. We’ve been calling on politicians to make good on the commitments they made ten years ago to the world’s poorest – to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Bernard Kouchner, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaks in favor of a Financial Transaction Tax. Credit: Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development

Blog: Old school promotion of innovative development financing

UN delegates who had the chance to participate in the side-event on innovative financing at the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals on 21 September will remember this weird and magical moment for quite a long time.

The UN’s HiFi system had broken down and panelists promoted several innovative mechanisms to finance development in an old school kind of way, crying just like vendors in a crowded marketplace.

Blog: Obama's speech at the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit: Awesome

Today US President Obama laid down the gauntlet for all rich companies whose tax avoidance means less money for the poorest countries. He called for tougher rules all round, and now he must take this message to the G20 later this year to make it a global priority.

President Obama knocked it out of the park in his address to the UN MDG Summit this afternoon. We asked for a “barn burner of a speech,” and boy did we get one.

The Speech

Some excerpts:

Irungu Houghton speaking to activists and citizens in New York City

Blog: MDGs: Will world leaders stand up, or hit the snooze button?

Day 1 at the United Nations Special Summit on the Millennium Development Goals aptly found me on the streets of New York City speaking to activists and citizens. A powerful coalition of organizations under the joint banner of the Global Call to Action against Poverty had organized a public rally on the steps of the Lincoln Center.

Children assemble under a tree for lessons in Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/ Oxfam

Blog: If every child could go to school

Imagine a world where new HIV infections are a rarity. Where children have clean water and adequate food. New mothers survive childbirth and go on to raise the next generation, and vulnerable communities cope with climate-related disasters and economic shocks. The poorest countries receive $80 billion each year for development, and parents earn enough to feed their families, build assets and save for the future.

Beans. El Copante, Copan, Honduras. January 2007. Credit: Gilvan Barreto / Oxfam

Blog: Escaping the hunger trap: How we can reach Millennium Development Goal 1

The UN Food and Agriculture Committee announced today that the number of hungry people has dropped for the first time in 15 years. This is undoubtedly good news for the 98 million people who have escaped the hunger trap. But look a little closer and you will find that there isn’t a great deal to celebrate.   

Mariage de la Chancelière Merkel, d’Allemagne, et du Président Sarkozy, de France. Crédit: Kelvin Abong

Blog: Un mariage pour le peuple

L’équipe d’Oxfam a réalisé aujourd’hui, sans aucune anicroche, le stunt final pour les sommets du G8 et du G20.  Au cœur du centre-ville de Toronto, des hommes et des femmes de partout se sont réunis pour être les témoins de cette union historique : le mariage de la Chancelière Merkel, d’Allemagne, et du Président Sarkozy, de France.

ues de Toronto afin d’interpeller les dirigeants du G20. Crédit: Oxfam

Blog: Le peuple d’abord! 10.000 activistes marchent pour la justice sociale

Lors d’une manifestation de solidarité de la société civile, dix mille personnes ont marché dans les rues de Toronto afin d’interpeller les dirigeants du G20 pour qu’ils mettent fin à la pauvreté, pour qu’ils s’attaquent aux changements climatiques et qu’ils créent une économique globale qui est juste pour nous tous.

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