Tagged: Millennium Development Goals

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2004: Worker resting with his gun during work on the road from Kamion , in Uganda, to Oropoi in Kenya. Credit: Simon Nangiro/Oxfam

Global commitments to reduce poverty and improve lives cannot be reached unless the international community makes urgent progress towards controlling the arms trade, according to a new Oxfam report.

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As world leaders meet in New York at a special Summit on poverty, aid agency Oxfam slammed the lack of urgency by the international community in tackling the ongoing food crisis now affecting close to one billion people.

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Children play in a riverbed filled with refuse in Cité Soleil, Haiti’s largest shanty-town. The poverty of those living there is exacerbated by extreme unsanitary conditions and lack of access to basic services. Credit: Caroline Irby/Oxfam

Ahead of a crucial meeting in New York next week to assess the state of the world’s fight against global poverty, international agency Oxfam called on world leaders to redouble their efforts to fight the impact of rising food and fuel prices.

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The credibility of G8 finance ministers will be tested this weekend as the world waits for more urgent and stronger action to tackle global poverty in the face of climate change and rising food prices.

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