Tagged: G20

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The first of May traditionally sees workers march through the center of La Paz (Bolivia) and for the last few years has been a focus of all the social movements to voice their demands to the government. Credit: Renato Guimaraes/Oxfam

G20 finance ministers meeting in London this weekend should provide a $280 billion bailout for millions of poor people struggling to survive the economic crisis. We provide three easy ways the G20 could deliver this up.

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G20 leaders must take four concrete steps during the next few months to demonstrate their promise of a new world economic order will move beyond rhetoric to reality, Oxfam said today.

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This G20 summit delivers a vital pick-me-up for poor countries struggling to survive the economic crisis but much more is needed to ensure their long-term recovery.

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Fatimata carries wood home after school in mali. Ami Vitale/Oxfam

Finding the opportunity in a crisis is more than a snappy political catchphrase. It is the opportunity for the leaders of the G20 meeting on April 2nd to take long-term decisions in the interests of people and the planet. (a joint agency op-ed on the G20)

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Adaha sits in her home and talks about the need for women and men to be able to have more equality in the village of Intedeyne, Mali. Credit: Ami Vitale/Oxfam

The $8.42 trillion promised by rich country governments to bailout banks would be enough to end global extreme poverty for 50 years and a massive step towards ending it forever.

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Europe is turning its back on poor countries just when they need help most. At a crucial time just ahead of the G20 Summit in London, the EU is empty-handed and in no fit state to lead the world on the two biggest issues we face today – the economic and climate crisis.

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The scale of the losses could outweigh the $103bn developing countries receive annually in overseas aid.

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The G20 must avoid small-scale tinkering and instead take immediate, aggressive action to tackle poverty while laying out an ambitious vision for reforming the world economy at its Financial Crisis Summit on Saturday (15 November).

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