Jon Slater

Head of News

Jon Slater is Oxfam's Head of News. He was previously the Senior Press Officer for Essential Services leading on health and education for all, overseas aid and the effect of the economic crisis on poor people. Jon joined Oxfam in September 2008 after more than a decade working as a national print journalist, press officer for other development NGOs and political adviser.

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Oxfam reaction to UN panel report on post 2015 development goals

Reacting to the publication of the report by the UN High Level Post-15 Panel, Katy Wright, Oxfam Senior policy adviser, said: "We're pleased the PM is pushing the world to sign up...

Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers

Poor countries are cutting back spending on agriculture and health due to the global economic crisis, according to a new report launched today. Despite poor countries' efforts to overcome...

Oxfam reaction to opening statements at Spring Meetings, Washington

Responding to the opening statements of Christine Lagarde and Jim Kim at the Spring meetings, Emma Seery, Oxfam spokesperson, said:    "We...

Oxfam reaction to fall in poverty revealed by Global Monitoring report

Responding to the fall in poverty revealed by the Global Monitoring Report, Emma Seery, Oxfam spokesperson, said:   "The...

World Bank vision should include concrete action on inequality - Oxfam

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund need to ditch the 'trickle down' economics of the past and lead the fight against inequality if they are serious...

ViiV agreement with patent pool should help more children receive HIV treatment - Oxfam

Responding to an agreement between ViiV and the medicine patent pool to license Mohga Kama-Yanni, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said:  "We welcome the license agreed between...

Oxfam statement on the Prime Minister's aid comments

Responding to the PM's comments on aid and the military, Oxfam's head of policy Max Lawson said: "Millions of people up and down the country who support the fantastic stance the Government...

Alliance urges MPs to back decarbonisation target in Energy Bill

A broad alliance of organisations, including Oxfam, today called on MPs to back changes to the Energy Bill that would see the UK have a near carbon free power sector by 2030.  ...

Oxfam welcomes Labour's call for global target to reduce inequality

Oxfam today welcomed a speech by Ivan Lewis, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development calling for global targets to reduce inequality and action to protect scarce planetary resources....

Barbara Stocking welcomes David Cameron's pledge to tackle tax avoidance

Responding to David Cameron's speech at Davos, Barbara Stocking, Oxfam Chief Executive, said: "I am delighted the Prime Minister made such a strong moral case against tax avoidance in both...