25 June 2012
Speaking at the end of the Rio+20 UN Summit on Sustainable Development, Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB said: On the verdict “Rio will go down as the hoax summit. They came, they talked,...
22 June 2012
Today EU Finance Ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, agreed to drop the idea of an EU-wide European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Instead, Ministers proposed to move forward in taxing the financial...
21 June 2012
Speaking at a press conference at the Rio+20 Summit, Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB said: “Global co-operation breaks down when countries break their promises. Rich countries have broken...
19 June 2012
Reacting to the draft G20 communiqué circulating on Monday 17th, Oxfam spokesperson Carlos Zarco said: On Food: “The G20 is falling far short of what is needed on food security. Food security was...
18 June 2012
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said today at the G20 that he expects agreement on a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to be reached soon.Oxfam spokesperson Luc Lampriere said: “Last...
18 June 2012
Following today's donor meeting in Brussels to discuss the food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa, Oxfam deputy humanitarian director Graham MacKay said:On the humanitarian response to the current...
18 June 2012
Oxfam spokesperson Carlos Zarco said: “Emerging economies are bailing out Europe, and they need something in return. Europe has to make room at the IMF decision-making table for the rest of the world...
13 June 2012
The European Parliament voted today on a resolution on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that will be negotiated at a major UN conference in New York on 2 – 27 July. The ATT is a potential ground-breaking...
6 June 2012
Today, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger published the European Commission’s policy blueprint on the post-2020 strategy for renewable energy. EU Energy Ministers will discuss this new...
30 May 2012
In response to the FAO's report "Towards The Future We Want: End Hunger And Make The Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems", which argues that eradicating hunger should be at the...