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MDGs: Will world leaders stand up, or hit the snooze button?

Irungu Houghton, Oxfam Great Britain Pan-Africa Director reports from the UN MDG Summit in New York. Read more »

Curtin Students Stand Up to End Poverty

Students from Curtin recently participated in a noisy two-hour lobby and activism workshop, culminating in a Stand Up event led by Oxfam Australia. Read more »

UN Summit on MDGs

Currently underway in New York City, the UN is holding a summit to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals, and to plot a path to achieve these goals by 2015. Here’s what’s been happening so far. Read more »

Stand Up in Sydney

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It was a glorious day in Sydney for Stand Up 2010 – with indigenous dance performances alongside harmonicas, whistles and rice shakers. All to Make A Noise for the MDGs! Read more »

UN MDG Summit: a plan for action?

On the eve of the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, it is time for Australia to push for real action to rescue the MDGs Read more »

Passionate teachers bring opportunity

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I’ve been visiting Oxfam-built schools in remote areas of Stung Treng province. We went to monitor post-construction progress, while doing in-the-field media training. Inaccessible by car, arrival at the first school was a five hour, bumpy and muddy moto-ride deep into the jungle. Read more »

Namibia’s first female trawler captain

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Slight, pretty, sharp-eyed, and quietly firm about things – Johanna Kwedhi is Namibia’s first female trawler captain. She is a living example of the empowerment of women in Namibia. Read more »
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Kofi Annan launches Alternative Guide to the World Cup

Ahead of the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup on Friday, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has launched the Alternative Guide to the World Cup. Read more »