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Oxfam reaction to European parliament vote on ACTA

Euro parliamentarians scrap controversial ACTA treaty, which could have threatened poor people's access to generic medicines Oxfam strongly welcomes the European Parliament's vote...

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way

Monsoon flood devastates south-east and north east Bangladesh, further flooding on the way Over 600,000 people displaced and around 20,000 houses destroyed so far. ...

Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson top Oxfam second hand book chart

Bestselling author Dan Brown has topped Oxfam's 'most donated' list for the fourth year in a row. Thriller and crime writers dominate the annual list from the charity's secondhand...

First edition of Samuel Beckett’s Murphy sells for £12,000 at Oxfam’s book auction

A rare first edition of Samuel Beckett's Murphy has sold for a massive £12,000, doubling its estimate and raising vital funds for Oxfam at the charity's annual Bonhams book auction. Murphy...

Sales of parts for weapons must be as tightly regulated as sale of weapons themselves, says Oxfam

New treaty must avoid leaving 'dangerous loophole' The prospective new international Arms Trade Treaty must regulate the sale of parts and components being used to maintain or manufacture...

UN Zero Hunger challenge offers ray of hope in fight against hunger

International agency Oxfam today welcomed the announcement by the UN Secretary General to create a global Zero Hunger Challenge to eliminate hunger and ensure that everyone everywhere has enough...

EU Finance Ministers break deadlock on financial transaction taxes and now must deliver for the poorest

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...

Final statement at Rio +20 - Oxfam

Speaking at the end of the Rio+20 UN Summit on Sustainable Development, Barbara Stocking, chief executive, Oxfam said: ...

G20 fails 1 billion people worldwide

The G20 leading economies have sidelined development and food security at their summit in Los Cabos, international agency Oxfam said. Leaders were absorbed with disagreements about how to fix the Eurozone,...

Rio 1992 connected the environment and development. Rio+20 looks like splitting them up

The Rio+20 Summit will fail if it agrees to current proposals, which risk worsening the divide between environment and development efforts, warned anti-poverty and environmental campaigners today. ...

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