A smiling girl holds hands with others as part of a learning activity in a camp in Iraq
A smiling girl holds hands with others as part of a learning activity in a camp in Iraq

Media calendar

Oxfam’s media calendar contains stories and reports for the coming months.

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Ongoing

Climate: Climate change is hitting the poorest people on the planet the hardest with more extreme weather destroying people’s lives, homes and jobs. As the UK prepares to host the most important UN climate talks in years in November, Oxfam is calling on the Government to live up to its climate targets and deliver global leadership to ensure an ambitious outcome including financial support for the most vulnerable nations. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Vaccines: Oxfam is part of the People’s Vaccine Alliance, which has warned that nine out of 10 people in the majority of poor countries won’t get access to a COVID-19 vaccine this year. With rising cases in many developing countries, which have had very few doses of COVID vaccines, the need for governments and the pharmaceutical industry to work together and share science and technology in order to increase production of vaccines is greater than ever. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield +44 (0)7884 114 825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

Yemen: Six years of conflict, compounded by COVID, has left Yemen on the brink of famine. Over 16 million people rely on food aid for survival in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Only half of health facilities are fully working and millions of people have fled their homes and live in camps with little food and poor hygiene. In February, the UK Government announced a big increase in new arms licences to Saudi Arabia, many of which will be used in the war in Yemen. Oxfam is working across the country providing aid including clean water and cash for people to buy food and other essentials. For interviews and information contact: Tania Corbett / +44 (0)7824 824 359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk

October

Throughout October and November: Oxfam / Selfridges pop-up shop, selling Oxfam vintage fashion hand-picked by Oxfam’s independent fashion advisor Bay Garnett, continues on the store’s third floor. Each month the shop will sell a rail of clothes selected by a celebrity (to be announced). For more information contact: Emma Fabian / +44 (0)7826 553 200 / efabian2@oxfam.org.uk

Throughout October: World Climate March. Oxfam, FridaysForFuture, Christian Aid, the Climate Coalition and others are calling on people across the globe to march 1.5km for the climate – representing the 1.5 degrees of global heating that all nations must remain below to avoid a climate catastrophe. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Mid October: Volunteer campaign. Volunteers are the heartbeat of Oxfam’s movement to end poverty around the world, and we rely on people who generously donate their time to keep our high street shops open. The campaign aims to recruit volunteers to work shifts in our shops during the busy Christmas period. Volunteers can be confident they will join a friendly local community and have the opportunity to use existing skills and learn new ones. For more information contact: Harriet Hernando / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

13-14 October: Formal meeting of the World Trade Organisation’s Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights. A year since India and South Africa proposed a waiver of intellectual property, which could help increase the supply of COVID vaccines to poor countries, the move is still being blocked by the UK government. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield / +44 (0)7884 114 825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

13 October: International Energy Agency due to publish World Energy Outlook 2021. This annual report is expected to lay out the huge changes needed in the global energy sector if governments are to achieve their 'net zero' commitments. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment and interviews. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

15-17 October: World Bank/IMF Annual Meeting. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on issues including vaccines, climate and humanitarian crises. Contact the Oxfam Media Unit: +44 (0)7748 761 999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

19/20 October (TBC): Broken vaccine promises. Rich countries and pharmaceutical companies have promised billions of doses of COVID vaccines to developing countries, but new figures from the People’s Vaccine Alliance will reveal that only a fraction have been delivered. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield / +44 (0)7884 114 825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk or media@peoplesvaccine.org

25 October: UN update on emissions reductions. The last 'NDC Synthesis Report' in September showed that governments' current plans put us on course for a 16 per cent increase in carbon emissions by 2030, instead of the 45 per cent decrease that is needed to stay within safe levels. October's report will draw on the latest pledges from governments to reveal the 'state of play' as we head into the COP26 summit. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment and interviews. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

27 October: UK autumn budget. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact the Oxfam Media Unit: +44 (0)7748 761 999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

Late October: Climate finance roadmap. Ahead of the COP26 climate summit, developed countries will publish a roadmap setting out how and when they plan to meet their longstanding goal of reaching $100 billion in climate finance each year. Oxfam has been providing continual analysis on climate finance flows. Experts available for comment and interviews. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

30-31 October: G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome, Italy. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on issues including vaccines, climate and humanitarian crises. Contact the Oxfam Media Unit: +44 (0)7748 761 999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

November

31 October-12 November: COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow. Oxfam will be launching new research, offering photo and filming opportunities as well as analysis and interviews with spokespeople from countries on the front lines of the climate crisis. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Early November: Oxfam 'Big Heads' photo & filming opportunity. Oxfam campaigners wearing satirical ‘big heads’ representing Boris Johnson and other global leaders will gather in Glasgow as COP26 kicks off for a photo opportunity. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Early November: Global carbon inequality report. Oxfam will launch a report projecting trends in carbon inequality to 2030. It will reveal how the carbon footprints of the wealthiest sections of society compare with those of the poorest. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

4 November: Anniversary of Tigray, Ethiopia conflict. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 (0)7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

12/13 November: Oxfam publishes its final verdict on the outcomes of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

30 November-3 December: World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference, Geneva. Delegates expected to make a decision on the proposed TRIPS waiver on COVID vaccines, tests and treatments, as proposed by India and South Africa and backed by more than 100 countries. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield +44 (0)7884 114 825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

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