G8/G20 Summit Canada 2010



G8 demonstration. Credit: James Maiden/Oxfam
G8 must keep their promises and invest in the future now



27 June 2010

The G20 missed a golden opportunity to tackle global poverty when it could only agree to disagree over how to make banks repay the cost of the economic crisis, said international agency Oxfam.

26 June 2010

As the G8 Summit comes to a close, international agency Oxfam criticized the leaders for their failure to deliver on their promises and for trying to divert attention by cobbling together a small initiative for maternal and child health.

24 June 2010

On the eve of the G8 Summit in Canada, international agency Oxfam warned that G8 aid promises due in 2010 have been missed by as much as $20 billion dollars – twice the gap admitted by world leaders. The G8 must deliver on their promises to poor people and invest in their future.

3 June 2010

A global bank tax to help poor countries survive the economic crisis must be urgently agreed, Oxfam said today ahead of the G20 meeting of finance ministers in Busan, South Korea.

In depth

In depth

Recognizing success and tackling failure
28 April 2010
Nurse Melifa Mphasa, age 43, listens to the pregnant belly of patient Modeste in the labor ward at Bwalia 'Bottom' Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

On the 24th and 25th of June, the G8 leaders will meet in Canada. These powerful nations must keep their promises, and act now to get the Millennium Development Goals back on track.

Post-Copenhagen: What next for Oxfam's Climate Change Campaign

The Copenhagen summit was a historic opportunity - shamefully missed - to build a better future for us all, especially for poor communities. This video explains how Oxfam is keeping the pressure on world leaders on emission cuts and climate adaptation finance this year.

Promised You a Miracle – Music Video

'Promised You a Miracle' music video draws attention to the hundreds of thousands of women still dying from avoidable complications in childbirth and pregnancy.

Animation explaining Does aid work?

Aid makes a real difference to the lives of the poorest people around the world. It is a vital way to help to lift millions of people out of poverty. This short animation explains why.