Tagged: Health and Education
Governments which have failed to pay their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis are guilty of breaking their own promise to extend HIV treatment just months after they made it, Oxfam said today.
At Busan global development leaders reviewed progress in improving the impact and value for money of development aid and made new commitments to further ensure that aid helps reduce poverty and supports progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
Ahead of a high level Global Partnership for Education (GPE) meeting in Copenhagen today, Oxfam has called for rich country donors and the World Bank to put money on the table for basic education.
“Food, funds, inequality” issues will test G20 leaders’ ability to transform the global economy. The 2011 G20 Summit could be a watershed for global stability and prosperity if leaders rise above a narrow vision of self-interest and act decisively for the world’s poorest citizens.
“Five Years since the introduction of Financial Transaction Taxes: What leaders made it happen? What has the tax achieved?”
The Zambia general elections will be held on 20 September to elect a president and representatives to the National Assembly. Civil society organizations in Zambia have identified the elections as an opportunity to ensure key health issues are a priority during the upcoming elections.
As the forum of Foreign Affairs ministers starts today at the African Union Summit in Malabo, Oxfam called on ministers to ensure the main theme of this summit, “Accelerating Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development,” is not forgotten.
A European tax on financial transactions would be fair, practical and
popular and could raise as much as €210 billion to tackle poverty and
climate change, according to Oxfam's new report.