- December 12, 2006
Pharmaceutical companies are now embroiled in three high-profile disputes over patents that could have a devastating effect on poor people's access to affordable medicines, says international agency Oxfam.
- December 15, 2006
- November 30, 2006
December 1st is World AIDS Day
- November 29, 2006
- October 27, 2006
A UN vote to begin work on a comprehensive legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the export, import and transfer of conventional arms saw 139 countries voting yes, with only the United States voting against. Support was particularly strong in Africa, Latin America and Europe -- a victory for the Control Arms campaign.
- October 26, 2006
Starbucks must review its opposition and sign licensing agreement, agency says, adding that trademarked coffee names could bring farmers an estimated US$88 million annually.
- June 14, 2006
"The earthquake has caused more widespread destruction than originally thought, and the needs of people affected are enormous. It's going to take people a long time to recover from this disaster," said Mat Cousins, Oxfam's Earthquake Response Program Manager.
- November 14, 2006
Oxfam says rich countries are dragging their feet and are in some cases actively undermining the Doha Declaration.
- October 30, 2006