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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


Putting women at the centre of Ghana?s cocoa production

- Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:13:23 +0100

Martine Parry, media manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, visited Ghana earlier this year to see......

The reality behind 'bananageddon'

- Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:17:00 +0100

?Bananageddon? is a word that has been bandied around this weekend in national newspapers, ahead of......

Climate Change: Committing to helping producers adapt

- Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:22:00 +0100

Today, top scientists from the IPCC warned climate change is having, and will have, a devastating......

Valuing our bananas on Save a Banana Day

- Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:13:00 +0000

On Save a Banana Day, Martine Parry, Media Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, documents a recent......

Fairtrade Hired Labour Standards: steps to meaningful progress

- Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:28:59 +0000

New Fairtrade standards for hired labour, published in January, drive real change for workers......

Oxfam International RSS main feed


First meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: Southern Players step up, will Northern Donors follow?

- Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:07:05 +0000

The High Level Meeting in Mexico to strengthen efforts to fight poverty has ended with renewed commitments to improve aid and cooperation?but it has also highlighted the slow start of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

The High Level Global Partnership for Effective Develop...

Courage in South Sudan: Ayak and Majak

- Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:58:40 +0000

When fighting broke out in South Sudan, Ayak Chuol chose to stay with her elderly brother instead of fleeing to safety. And when push came to shove, they were saved by a brave young stranger.

While we need to investigate and make public all violations of human rights in the

Global meeting to define the future of development: What will be Mexico's legacy?

- Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:48:04 +0000

As development leaders from around the world gather in Mexico City to participate in the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation this week, Oxfam is asking a crucial question: What will be Mexico?s legacy?

As development leaders from around the world g...

All countries must collaborate to tackle global emissions after IPCC report

- Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:17:08 +0000

All countries will have to contribute their fair share in cutting global emissions, says Oxfam in reaction to the IPCC report on mitigation, which was launched today.

All countries will have to contribute their fair share in cutting global emissions, says Oxfam in reaction to the

Development Committee & Verdict on the 2014 Spring Meetings

- Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:22:12 +0000

Oxfam?s Nicolas Mombrial said:

?These meetings were a status update on the state of the global economy, but failed to come up with a plan for tackling inequality. Hard decisions about how to change the way international financial institutions do business have been deferred.

?The World Bank and IMF talk about inequality as a threat to growth and social stability, but they?re not yet offering solutions.  

?The IMF says it?s trying to figure out how to deal with inequal...



Whole world to experience climate chaos

- Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:46:56 +0000

The whole world is set to experience climate chaos according to a new report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC). The IPCC has this week released it?s Fifth Assessment Report; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The report confirms that climate change is happening and that humans are driving it.

The report identifies impacts which have a...

600 million UK aid money financing ?corporate scramble for Africa?

- Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000

600 million in UK aid money is going to a scheme to help big businesses increase their profits in Africa, a report by the World Development Movement reveals today. The report slams the scheme as fuelling a ?corporate scramble for Africa?.

The UK government is channelling 600 million in aid to the G8-sponsored ?New Alliance for Food ...

Cameron?s arguments for EU-US trade deal ?deeply flawed?

- Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:49:17 +0000

The economic case for the EU-US trade deal is ?deeply flawed?, leading researchers on the deal have said as negotiations begin in Brussels today.

Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed that the deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would bring 99 billion a year to the EU, giving an average family of four in the UK an extra 454 per year.

But researchers Dr Gabriel Siles-Brgge from the University of Manchester and Dr Ferdi De Ville from Ghent ...

Opposition to EU-US trade deal growing as negotiations start in Brussels

- Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:43:28 +0000

Trade unions and campaign groups have written to Vince Cable calling for a halt to negotiations on the EU-US trade deal, as talks begin in Brussels today.

The groups, including the UK?s second biggest trade union UNISON, environmental, social justice and anti-poverty organisations, believe the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will undermine democracy, threaten public services and lead t...

EU-US trade deal ?nothing to do with jobs?

- Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:55:00 +0000

MPs must open the talks to public scrutiny

Social justice campaigners have called on MPs to stop the controversial EU-US trade talks, as European and American trade representatives meet in Washington this week. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will become the biggest deal of its type in the world if agreed. But campaigners argue that far from boosting jobs in Europe and the US, the agreement will give big business a whole range o...