Tagged: G20

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Five years after Gleneagles, the G8 have come up $20 billion short

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.

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Joint agency release: It is a global scandal that millions of women and newborn babies die or suffer severe injury during childbirth every year – despite the fact that the vast majority of these injuries and deaths are preventable.

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Oxfam and TckTckTck welcomed delegates to the June Bonn Climate Change Talks by fending off offers of sharky loans for climate adaptation funding. Credit: Paul Horsman/Global Campaign for Climate Action

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.

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In 2008, Ghana made healthcare free for pregnant women, partly thanks to foreign aid money. These photos show how this has already helped hundreds of thousands of women – and what else aid can achieve.

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Campaigners demand action to end poverty, 2008 G8 Summit. Emily Subden/Oxfam

Oxfam is calling on world leaders to keep the promises they made in the past and set us on the right course for the future now – on climate change, poverty and the global economy.

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Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr record an original version of the Simple Minds song 'Promised You a Miracle' to draw attention to the thousands of women still dying from avoidable complications in childbirth and pregnancy. Credit: Alice Rosenbaum

Jim Kerr and Martha Wainwright have re-invented the iconic 80s hit Promised You A Miracle, to call on world leaders to keep the promises they have made on overseas aid and save the lives of mothers in poor countries.

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G20 finance ministers met in St. Andrews, Scotland, on 7 November 2009. Oxfam reacts to their communiqué.

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A resident living in a coastal area salvages her belongings as Typhoon Fengshen pelts metro Manila with torrential rain and high winds June 22, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

The worst flooding the Philippines has seen in decades highlights the urgent need for US leadership to push UN climate change negotiations in Bangkok forward to help ensure the best chance of securing a global climate treaty in Copenhagen.

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Malawian artist Innocent Willinga painted this canvas, entitled 'Green Future', to illustrate climate change impacts on rural communities. It was the centerpiece of a powerful display of paintings at the UN climate change conference at Poznan in Poland.

The G20 should take urgent action to protect poor countries from economic crisis that is forcing 100 people-a-minute into poverty, Oxfam said today. Developing countries across the globe are struggling to respond to the global recession.

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Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 nations met in London on Saturday, as a preparatory session for the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh later this month, and to lay the groundwork for the Copenhagen climate talks in December.

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