G8 Summit Italy 2009

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The G8 feast on spaghetti, while 1 out of 6 people go hungry. Credit: Ilaria DiBiagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

We were at the Group of Eight Summit in Italy lobbying to get rich country heads of state to boost development aid, tackle climate change, and invest in developing country agriculture so that poor countries are less reliant on food aid.

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10 July 2009

After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.

8 July 2009

We've reviewed and analyzed the G8 Communique from Day 1 of the Summit, and here's our take.

6 July 2009

Aid money the G8 has promised but won’t deliver could save more than 3 million lives, Oxfam said today as leaders gathered for the summit in L’Aquila, Italy.

6 July 2009

Our new report warns multiple climate impacts could reverse 50 years of work to end poverty. Shifting seasons are destroying harvests and causing widespread hunger - but this is just one of the multiple climate change impacts taking their toll on the world’s poorest people.

3 July 2009

The G8 Summit is an important opportunity to give action on climate change a huge political boost. G8 countries created the climate crisis and they have the financial resources to tackle it.

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In depth

Climate Change, People and Poverty
3 July 2009
The G8 feast on spaghetti, while 1 out of 6 people go hungry. Credit: Ilaria DiBiagio/Oxfam-UCODEP

Some of our best pictures of the Oxfam/UCODEP Big Head stunts during the 2009 G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy.

Oxfam G8 Big Heads stunt: The G8 are cooking up the planet and spicing it with CO2. Credit: Nicola Sacco/Oxfam-UCODEP

After three days of talking, the Italian G8 Summit 2009 was more about broken promises and photo opportunities, instead of real progress on solving poverty.

Songoi at his preschool in Noomunye, Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Credit: Geoff Sayer/Oxfam

We live in a world where every minute of every day somewhere in the developing world a woman dies needlessly in pregnancy and childbirth, and where millions of children do not go to school.

Elisabeth Tamara, 10, with Nevado Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru, in the background. Locals, who depend on glacial melt for their water   supplies, say the level of ice and snow on the mountain is retreating. Credit: Gilvan Barreto/Oxfam

The G8 Summit is an important opportunity to give action on climate change a huge political boost. G8 countries created the climate crisis and they have the financial resources to tackle it.