Washington DC Office

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Press Release | 3 October 2011
The gains made and the lives saved through flood-relief activities in Pakistan are in jeopardy as critical emergency-response supplies run low, the international aid agency, Oxfam, said today,...
The gains made and the lives saved through flood-relief activities in Pakistan are in jeopardy as critical emergency-response supplies run low
Media Reaction | 24 September 2011
Kirsten Hagon, Oxfam’s Head of Office in New York said:“What was missing at this debate was the importance of enhanced diplomatic engagement with all parties to the conflict in Somalia. With over 750...
Press Release | 9 June 2011
UN should direct new resources to address LRA attacks and possible electoral violences (New York, June 9, 2011) – The United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo (...
The UN Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo (MONUSCO) has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence
Press Release | 9 May 2011
Oxfam report as UN Security Council debates on Protection of Civilians The international community's record on protecting civilians in 2010 was uneven and often biased, according to a new report...
The international community's record on protecting civilians in 2010 was uneven and often biased, according to a new report published today by international agency Oxfam. Thousands of civilians were killed in conflicts last year alone while millions were displaced from their homes.
Media Reaction | 20 April 2011
As the European Union is getting ready to send a European-led (EUFOR) military mission to Libya to support the United Nations’ humanitarian efforts, Oxfam International issued the following statement...

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.