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Bringing you news from around the world. The following are RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication) which are provided by the Fairtrade FoundationOxfam, and the World Development Movement Clicking a news headline will take you to the full story on the website of the news provider (all open in a new browser window). The news items are updated throughout the day, every day.


Fairtrade Blog


The beginnings of Kuapa Kokoo, the cocoa farmers? co-operative behind Divine

- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:47:24 +0100

One of the best known names within Fairtrade is Kuapa Kokoo, the 85,000 strong Ghanaian co-operative......

The Fairtrade Mark at 20: looking back on where we've come

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:39:41 +0100

As the Fairtrade Foundation celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Fairtrade Mark, Ian Bretman,......

Remembering Dennis Turner, the Lord Bilston

- Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:32:18 +0100

In February 2014 the Chairman of Wolverhampton City Fairtrade Partnership, Dennis Turner (Lord......

A Trip Down Ethical Memory Lane

- Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:27:16 +0100

We all remember with horror the great-aunts who exclaimed: ?My how you have grown?. Fast forward......

Calling for stronger ethical standards in supply chains

- Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:05:00 +0100

This past month, the public have been shocked by allegations in the Guardian of migrant workers......

Oxfam International RSS main feed


A Sign of Things to Come

- Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000

A woman and a child walk among the rubble in a village in Eastern Samar, after the typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Credit: Jire Carreon/Oxfam

Climate-related disasters have cost half a trillion dollars since world leaders last met to discuss climate change

- Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000

Climate-related disasters have cost half a trillion dollars since world leaders last met to discuss climate change

The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost hal...

The Summit that Snoozed? Climate-related disasters over five years have cost almost half a trillion dollars

- Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000

Field in the Brazilian Semi-Arid region. Credit: Luna Parracho/Oxfam

FAO Hunger Report 2014: Global hunger falls, 805 million people still hungry

- Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:22:31 +0000

FAO Hunger Report 2014: Global hunger falls, 805 million people still hungry

?Oxfam welcomes any fall in the number of hungry people. This is proof that we can make great strides in eradicating global hunger.

Oxfam in Uganda - Annual Report 2013-2014

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:59:35 +0000

Throughout the year, Oxfam continued to support communities in Uganda particularly women to incre

Oxfam in Uganda - Annual Report 2013-2014

UK-backed scheme for African agriculture slammed by NGOs

- Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:58:41 +0000

Ninety NGOs and campaign groups have condemned the G7?s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, as representatives of governments and multinational companies, including UK development secretary Justine Greening, meet in New York today to discuss the controversial scheme.

Groups inclu...

European Commission rejects a citizens? petition against the EU-US trade deal

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:13:31 +0000

Campaigners accuse EU of ?stifling citizens? voices on secret deal? 

The European Commission has today rejected a proposal from an alliance of European campaigners to hold a ?European Citizens' Initiative? against the EU-US and EU-Canada trade deals (known as TTIP and CETA). This decision prevents citize...

EU-Canada trade deal ?a threat to democracy?

- Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:56:34 +0000

Campaigners urge British government to amend ?secret agreement? that would allow Canadian companies new powers over government decisions

The World Development Movement and War on Want have branded a trade deal being negotiated between Canada and the EU as ?a threat to democracy?. We have joined trade unions and other campaigners to call on business secretary Vince Cable to remove a controversial clause from...

Cameron?s trade deal would ?open floodgates? to Philip Morris style cases

- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:04:16 +0000

Campaigners warned today that Britain would open the floodgates to a string of legal challenges by big business if it ratified the upcoming EU-US trade deal.

As Philip Morris threatens to sue the UK for 11 billion over plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes, the World Development Movement said the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would make such cases more common and less open to public scrutiny.

Coca-Cola joins ?corporate scramble for Africa?

- Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:18:28 +0000

Coca-Cola has announced it will join a scheme, financed by the UK, US and other governments, which claims it will lift 50 million people in Africa out of poverty, but which critics including the World Development Movement say puts profit before poverty reduction.

Coca-Cola is the highest profile company to join the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which also includes British companies Unilever, Diageo and SABMiller. ...