- 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
- November 3, 2006
Global coffee giant Starbucks has refused to move forward in negotiations with Ethiopia on the trademarking of its coffee names unless it's on the company's own terms.
- July 26, 2006
International agency Oxfam has warned that the European Union and the United States are making a serious miscalculation if they think suspension of the WTO talks spells a free-for-all in global trade.
- August 14, 2006
Oxfam International is urging donor nations and developing country governments to scale up their investment in health systems to address the critical shortage of health workers and crumbling infrastructure.