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We made history in 2013: moments to make your heart beat fast

As we enter a new year, Anna Macdonald celebrates one of 2013's most historic achievements when, after 10 years of tireless campaigning, a global arms trade treaty was finally adopted by the...

Campaigners celebrate the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty in New York, 3 June 2013. Credit: Oxfam

From a vision to a global treaty in 10 years: celebrating the Arms Trade Treaty

After 10 years of campaigning, history was made on 3 June 2013, when the Arms Trade Treaty was signed at the UN in New York. Here, Anna Macdonald, head of arms control for Oxfam, gives her thanks...

MDG spending infographic

Are governments meeting their MDG spending targets?

Government Spending Watch, a site that collates MDG spending, launches today. Guppi Bola and Rachel Bladon explain how this powerful tool will be critical in holding governments to account....

It's time for the World Bank to be a land leader

Over the last few years, Oxfam has uncovered more and more about the extent and impact of land grabbing in the countries where we work. When the speed and scale of this phenomenon became clear, we...

In 1945 the Save Europe Now campaign was launched to persuade the UK government to allow food parcels to be sent to Germany.

Remember when Oxfam took on Winston Churchill, apartheid, the Labour government, Big Pharma and the pesticides industry?

As Oxfam celebrates its 70th anniversary, head of advocacy Max Lawson discovers its radical roots, and urges it not to lose its edge.  ...

Commonwealth flags

Will they take their seat at the table? Commonwealth needs to show leadership over Arms Trade Treaty

Despite the active involvement of many member states, the Commonwealth has never taken a strategic role in the UN's Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. Today, as a new report by the UK...

Local shop selling basic malaria medicines, Kilifi, Kenya. Credit: Caroline Penn / Panos

Salt, pepper, and some malaria tablets

Good investment in community healthcare is needed to fight malaria, argues Ian Sullivan, rather than putting people's health in the hands of untrained shopkeepers. ...

Sahel conference

Sahel Crisis: A crucial conference

On Monday 18 June a high level meeting on the Sahel food crisis is being held in Brussels. This is a crucial opportunity for governments to show they are giving their fair share towards the food...