sustainable development goals

"Saving for Change" group meeting in Tra Paing Thnan village, Kampot province, Cambodia. Photo: Patrick Brown/ Oxfam America

Blog: Effective development aid through blended finance? Proceed with care.

Governments, civil society, and the private sector push to improve development cooperation to end poverty and deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Collecting water from a well, Ethiopia. Photo: Abiy Getahun/Oxfam

Blog: This El Niño is a huge humanitarian crisis – but it didn't have to be

In order to help communities prepare for, and respond to, this new climate reality, we need to look closely at the way that we operate as an international community. We collectively must break this cycle - and we can.

Nhut's family had to sell everything they had to pay for his lifesaving medical treatment. Photo: Xuan Truong

Blog: Why the health SDG is at risk of leaving the poorest behind

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.

Andrew Roland, 42, lost his house after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on 13 March 2015. Credit: Vlad Sokhin/Panos/OxfamAUS

Blog: In the wake of Cyclone Pam, ambitious climate change action is vital in 2015

Ambitious climate change action is vital in 2015, in the post 2015 development agenda and at the Paris climate talks later this year. Indeed, action on climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development are all intrinsically linked.

Vegetables displayed for sale in the village market of Ndiaganiao, Senegal. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell/Oxfam

Blog: The G7 in Schloss Elmau: Sending the right signal on food security and nutrition

Learning lessons from the past is vital if the G7 is to set a positive direction on food security and nutrition at their next Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany.

Indigenous communities in Cambodia. Photo: Kimlong Meng/Oxfam

Blog: Are the Sustainable Development Goals matching international standards on land rights?

Protecting people’s land rights is also about measuring them in the right way. The upcoming Sustainable Development Goals are a historic opportunity to improve the livelihoods through protecting - and measuring - people's land rights.

Boy displaced by fighting in outh Sudan. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: An historic chance to end poverty

Next year will see key decisions which will profoundly impact the world's poorest people for many years, with deadlines set for climate negotiations and the creation of new UN development goals. What legacy will we leave?

Bidonville de Mukuru, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo : Eleanor Farmer/Oxfam

Blog: The opportunity of a generation: Ending extreme inequality

It could be the opportunity of a generation.

The world can be proud of the progress made towards ending poverty - as I see for myself when I visit the toughest places, the cynics have been proven wrong by successful efforts to combat disease, to increase access to drinking water sources, and to get girls into school. But, as Oxfam witnesses in work on the ground, and as the expert number-crunchers attest, the completion of this progress is now jeopardized by extreme inequality. 

Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Blog: Overcoming inequality and climate change is key to ending poverty and suffering

Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.

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.


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