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#Landgrabs campaigners have inspired action around the world

Blog: #Landgrabs campaigners have inspired action around the world

Across the UK last December, people highlighted the problem of land grabs – where big companies buy up land in some of the world’s poorest countries for profit. Often land grabs mean the people who live on the land are evicted. They lose their homes, livelihoods, and their way of growing food.

Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, accepts the Avaaz/Oxfam #Sahel2012 petition

Blog: Determination not dreams: Time to act for the Sahel now

“The world is full of dreams that became a reality when people had the determination to make them so.” These were the words of Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, on Monday as she addressed a room of government and international agency representatives summoned together for an urgent meeting on the Sahel food crisis.

The UN votes on the Arms Trade Treaty in 2006.

Blog: 100 days before the Arms Trade Treaty talks – the state of play

One hundred days from now, the 193 member states of the United Nations will gather in New York for a month-long negotiating conference to agree the first ever international treaty to regulate the arms trade.

You can help by signing the global Control Arms petition calling on your government to do everything it can to agree a robust, bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty in July 2012.

Blog: 2.6 million people can’t be wrong – Climate Change petitions delivered to UK Minister

The biggest ever hand-in of climate change petitions has happened today, directly in-front of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali. Watch a video of the handin on our YouTube channel

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