Jeffrey Tubi (49) strolling through his yellowed corn field. Photo: Sven Torfinn/Oxfam Novib

Oxfam's analysis of the G20 Hamburg communique

Oxfam policy experts analyzed the G20 Leader's Declaration presented at the end of the 2017 Hamburg G20. This is our annotated version of the communique, specifically looking at our priority areas of inequality, climate change, the "Four Famines" crises, and more. 

The poor an afterthought at the Hamburg G20

"The needs of the poorest were an afterthought. Despite the anger of many on the streets at the growing divide between the rich and poor, the G20 could only muster a tepid set of policies to tackle poverty and inequality," said Steve Price-Thomas, Oxfam’s director of advocacy and campaigns.

G20 needs to do more on inequality, climate and migration

“The G20 reiterated previous commitments to reduce inequality, boost the participation of women in work and phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies. The G20 said they would draw up a proper response to the refugee and migrant challenge next year, which is too late. The world needs urgent action now, not more words.”


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