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The United Nations Financing for Development Conference was held in Addis Ababa this week. Yes, Ethiopia may not be Heard in Europe’s usual patch, but our spies are everywhere. Developing countries, 77 of them in fact, were pushing for the creation of a global tax body overseen by the UN. They want it because they… » read more

By Hilary Jeune, Oxfam’s EU policy advisor When European development ministers meet on Tuesday (26 May) to decide how the EU will approach overseas aid for the next 15 years, they may find themselves surrounded by smoke and mirrors. Various myths swirl around how European countries can best fund international development – or how they… » read more

By Natalia Alonso, Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns 2015 is a key year in the fight against poverty. This was set in place when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in New York with an expiry date of 15 years. Now that time has come. Policies have been implemented, aims and objectives… » read more

By Sandra Dworack, Policy Advisor for Education at Oxfam Germany What has the potential to lift over 170 million people out of poverty by empowering people to claim their rights and hold their governments to account? What could cut the amount of people who contract HIV/AIDS in the next decade by seven million? What could… » read more

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