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Winnie Byanyima has accepted an offer from Oxfam’s Board of Supervisors to serve a second five-year term as Oxfam International’s Executive Director.
At a meeting at the OECD in Paris on the future of development aid, governments of the world’s richest countries promoted the use of development aid to support private investment in poor countries, but failed to focus on the rules and safeguards needed to make sure it supports the people most in need.
Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has been appointed to a new "Commission on Global Economic Transformation" led by Nobel Prize-winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Spence, initiated by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
G7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, this week should take the lead in fighting famine and immediately fund nearly half of the UN’s urgent appeal to avoid catastrophic hunger and more deaths.
In Malakal, South Sudan, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima saw widespread destruction, homes, schools in ruin. But she also met "with amazing women, who are holding their communities together, who are fighting to keep their families alive."
African leaders must build a new more 'human economy' to tackle inequality and poverty, said Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa.
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund cannot allow political and economic shocks to hijack their ambitions to combat climate change and curb inequality, warned Oxfam.
"Women and girls are today bravely taking a stand and Oxfam stands with them in solidarity," said Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International Executive Director and women’s rights leader, this International Women’s Day.
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
"The outcome of the Nairobi summit signals a renewed commitment to development effectiveness that is critical to ending poverty. Rich, donor countries must get behind this agenda, not undermine it, especially as our world faces huge, unprecedented humanitarian challenges," said Oxfam International's executive director, Winnie Byanyima.