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Every one of us on this planet is descended from shared but distant ancestors. Whether from those who stayed, or from those who made those tentative steps out of the continent millennia ago, we are all African. Together we can make an African future where ‘charity will have become unnecessary...

The final week of negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty ended without agreement. A draft full treaty text was presented for the first time early in week four, leading to intense negotiations as supporter states and campaigners pushed to strengthen weaknesses and close potential loopholes. 

Ishmael Beah was a young boy when the war reached him. At the time, it was evident that he had no other choice but to take part in the fighting because that guaranteed living for a few more hours, another day, or even weeks. Around the world, children grow up watching movies that present a false...

Oxfam’s work in Cuba, which started in 1993, contributes to gender equality, capacity building, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian aid. Oxfam also maintains a research and development fund to support documentation of relevant Cuban experiences to share with Oxfam partners, and a south to...

The third week of the Diplomatic Conference was a very busy one with many bits of new text released by the Chair. Sadly, these seem to be strongly influenced by the skeptics, although it is clear that many States won’t have it. A strong statement delivered by Malawi on behalf of 74 States...

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the Humanitarian Coalition's joint appeal for the 2011 drought in East Africa, the images of vulnerable communities struggling to find food are still fresh in our minds. So are the lessons we learned from our concerted efforts.

Week two of the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations saw half of the discussions move behind closed doors. A worrying sign. There is still no complete draft treaty text on the table, although elements of text - on goals and objectives and the scope of the treaty - were circulated by the Chair on...

Oxfam India and the Institute of Development Studies in the UK have joined hands to bring together the joint special IDS Bulletin, ‘Standing on the Threshold: Food Justice in India’ the best collection of  academic, expert and practitioner voices on food justice, food security...

On the ninth anniversary of his son’s death, Mr Grimason will be at the United Nations in New York to push for tough, legally binding controls on the weapons trade. The two-year-old was asleep in his stroller when an argument broke out at a nearby table in a cafe in Turkey and a man opened fire...

This post was written by Bryce Wylde, alternative medicine expert, clinician, television host, educator, author and philanthropist. Bryce and ...

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