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Oxfam’s six goals to change the world

After more than 2 decades Oxfam’s school program has closed. Our commitment to tackling poverty and empowering communities continues. The resources on these pages will no longer be updated.
– September 2019.

Tackling poverty and inequality is a complex job. How does an organisation like Oxfam approach such a huge and important task?

Through our six goals to change the world!

Our goals are based on human rights principles, and are the focus areas that guide our work here in Australia and overseas. We’ve committed to working towards these goals until 2019, to create a just world, without poverty.

Our goals are:

  • Goal 1: The right to be heard
  • Goal 2: Gender justice
  • Goal 3: Saving lives, now and in the future
  • Goal 4: Sustainable food
  • Goal 5: Fair sharing of natural resources
  • Goal 6: Finance for development

Classroom resources

We’ve produced a series of free education resources for use in Australian schools, to help students understand more about our work and unpack these important human rights principles.

Poster pack

Together with Melbourne-based illustrator Steph Hughes, we’ve produced a series of posters illustrating each of the six goals.

These beautiful posters will brighten up your classroom and remind students of the human rights principles that guide Oxfam’s work around the world. You can also use them as a launch pad for a student-led enquiry into the principles.

Place your order today to receive your free six-pack of full colour A3 posters.


Please note: we will pop your order in the post within a fortnight of receiving your request.

Poster design to change the world

Oxfam Australia and VADEA-NSW are excited to announce the upcoming publication of ‘Poster Design to Change the World’ — a new teaching resource for Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design educators.

Featuring a video interview with illustrator Steph Hughes, the resource will explore the creative process and history of campaign poster design, and Oxfam’s Six Goals to Change the World.

Watch the teaser video:

The resource is now live! Enjoy.


Mindful colouring activity

The ‘Six Goals to Change the World’ colouring sheets, available as downloadable PDFs, are designed to raise awareness and spark conversation about human rights and development.

This mindfulness activity is suitable for anyone aged 7 and over. Download the background notes, a full script and reflection questions.



Oxfam Australia thanks Clinical Psychologist and mindfulness and Wellbeing Science Consultant Emily Toner for creating this resource.

For more info on Oxfam’s Six Goals to Change the World, read Oxfam’s Strategic Plan.