20 October 2011
More robust rules are needed to tackle food speculation New rules proposed today by the European Commission will shed light on betting on food commodities by financial traders, but will not do enough...
17 October 2011
On Robin Hood tax/financial transaction tax Speaking at the G20 finance ministers meeting, Max Lawson, Oxfam spokesperson, said: “While the G20 squabbles, poor people from Greece to Ghana are...
13 October 2011
Today the European Commission launched a new ‘Agenda for Change’ for EU development policy, laying out Europe’s new vision for its relations with developing countries. Oxfam welcomes the blueprint as...
12 October 2011
Oxfam welcomes the recent commitment by the New Forests Company to engage in an independent investigation of the events surrounding the evictions of communities in Mubende and Kiboga, and to act on...
6 October 2011
Urgent action needed by governments to tackle root causes of crisis at next week's UN Committee for World Food Security Oxfam’s GROW campaign policy adviser Luca Chinotti said: “Cereal food prices...
4 October 2011
About innovative financing for development and climate change EU Finance Ministers today agreed their common position for the upcoming G20 Finance Ministers meeting on 14-15 October in Paris, as well...
28 September 2011
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso today threw his full support behind an EU Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) arguing that banks must make a '”contribution” back to society after the €4...
24 September 2011
Oxfam spokesperson Caroline Peace said:   World Development Report: “Women do most of the world’s work but have a minority of the world’s jobs.   “The global economic crisis has hit women...
24 September 2011
Oxfam’s Caroline Pearce said: "Oxfam is very pleased to see this new commitment to help deal with the desperate food crisis in the horn of Africa - and particularly the fact that much of this...
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...