Washington DC Office

Washington DC

Press Release | 14 September 2009
Daniela Rosche, Head of Oxfam’s gender campaign said: “While we welcome the principle to agree on this much-needed women's agency, the attitude of some member states to weaken its mandate...
While we welcome the principle to agree on this much-needed women's agency, the attitude of some member states to weaken its mandate at the last minute is deplorable.
Press Release | 20 April 2009
Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015, said international agency Oxfam at the close of a G8 Meeting on Agriculture in Italy...
Political leaders have admitted that they will probably fail to deliver on promises to halve world hunger by 2015
Press Release | 31 December 2008
Agency said UNSC must pass binding resolution demanding an immediate halt to violence.  Oxfam International said today that the crisis in Gaza was now critical; besides the fighting, the...
UN Security Council must pass binding resolution demanding an immediate halt to violence.
Press Release | 20 November 2008
Oxfam welcomes the UN Security Council resolution to authorize an additional 3,000 troops and police for the UN peacekeeping force, MONUC. Reinforcements to the overstretched force are a critical...
Oxfam welcomes the UN Security Council resolution to authorize an additional 3,000 troops and police for the UN peacekeeping force, MONUC. However the EU must also send reinforcements now to help ensure effective protection of civilians.
Press Release | 7 November 2008
(Goma, November 7, 2008) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other African and international leaders meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, this weekend should take immediate action to...
International leaders meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, this weekend should take immediate action to protect civilians who are at severe risk in eastern Congo, ten human rights and humanitarian agencies, said today.

Oxfam International’s International Financial Institutions advocacy office in Washington D.C (focused primarily on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund) works to influence key decision-makers to ensure that these organizations provide more and better financing and advice to help poor countries to overcome poverty.

The office works to persuade the World Bank to be more poverty focused, aim to fight inequality, ensure universal access to essential services (particularly health and education);  to fight effectively against climate change; and to ensure that there is better investment in agriculture in developing countries and better policies on land.

We also aim to promote more participatory, transparent and accountable decision-making, from the country level up to the Bank and Fund Boards.

The IFI office works together with Oxfam’s seventeen affiliates around the world. We also join forces with allied NGOs and civil society organizations.