Tagged: Health and Education
In response to a draft United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Outcome Document circulating today, Oxfam urges the UN to turn reams of nice words into an action agenda that genuinely delivers on fighting poverty.
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set out in 2000 and agreed to by the 192 member states of the United Nations. By signing up to these targets, governments of the world have committed to working to lift around 500 million people out of poverty by the year 2015.
A broad coalition of NGOs, political organizations and trade unions today (7 September), called on EU Finance Ministers to recognize the merits of an European-wide Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), particularly as austerity measures begin to be felt throughout the EU.
As African leaders return home from the AU Summit, they must now take immediate action to implement the maternal and child health promises they have made here, a coalition of civil society organizations said today.
African governments must keep their promises to invest in healthcare, a coalition of organizations from across the continent said today, at the launch of the "Alternative Presidents Debate" at the African Union Summit in Kampala.
World leaders made no real commitments to ensure universal access to prevention, treatment and care for AIDS at this week's International AIDS conference in Vienna.
HIV and AIDS women’s health advocates at the International AIDS Conference have criticized the lack of funding and policy support from international donors and governments for female condoms, which are a critical woman-initiated tool for fighting the HIV epidemic.
As preparations for the world AIDS conference in Vienna get underway, world leaders must take steps to provide immediate access to HIV and AIDS treatment, care and prevention for the millions of poor people who need it.
As the next round of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations get underway this week, Oxfam has called on the negotiating parties to ensure the Agreement does not erect new barriers that prevent generic medicines from reaching poor countries.