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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


Hungry for Commitment

- Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:55:56 +0000

Ipiashe siphons water for irrigation, Gutu Province, Zimbabwe, September 2011. Photo: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, in danger of losing gains made since fall of the Taliban

- Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:09:42 +0000

Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, in danger of losing gains made since fall of the Taliban

Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and formal talks about the country’s future. Unless t...

Female voices from Afghanistan

- Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Thirteen years after the fall of the Taliban regime, there have been tangible gains for Afghan women. But many Afghan women remain highly vulnerable and more work is needed to protect them and their rights.

Female voices from Afghanistan

Behind Closed Doors

- Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Girls participating in Oxfam?s Great Idea project in Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Photo:  Lalage Snow/Oxfam

Pledges to Green Climate Fund reach bare minimum but are important step forward

- Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:09:15 +0000

Pledges to Green Climate Fund reach bare minimum but are important step forward

The announcement of $9.2 billion in pledges to the Green Climate Fund ahead of the Lima climate summit is welcome but only a bare minimum, says Oxfam.



UK urges GCM Resources to assess human rights impact of Bangladesh coal mine

- Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:56:04 +0000

The UK government has urged British company GCM Resources to assess how its planned coal mine in Bangladesh would affect the human rights of local people, and has condemned the company for breaching international guidelines on ethical corporate behaviour. Its findings, released today, state that the project ?has aroused considerable opposition in Bangladesh, leading to violent protests, and an even more violent response by the authorities there.?

BHP Billiton to face grilling from coal-impacted communities at AGM

- Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:47 +0000

Representatives from Colombia and Indonesia have arrived in London to tell the BHP Billiton board that coal-mining is destroying communities.

On Thursday morning the board of controversial mining company BHP Billiton will be facing a series of angry community representatives at their AGM who have come to London to describe the impact that coal mining is having in different parts of the world. We're going to be supporting them in a

Thousands urge European Commission to ditch biodiversity offsetting

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:38:04 +0000

As the European Commission concludes its consultation on biodiversity offsetting, almost 10,000 people and nearly 60 organisations (including us) have signed a letter urging the Commission not to pursue policy related to biodiversity offsetting (BO). They fear it would ?harm nature and people, and give power to those who destroy nature for private profit.?

The consultation sought views on the shape of ...

Is the incoming European president planning on removing ISDS from the EU-USA trade deal?

- Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:24:13 +0000

Dutch journalist Caroline de Gruyter, writing for NRC Handelsblad reported that incoming European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker is said to have decided to remove the controversial investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) from TTIP, citing that it is ?too late? to win on the issue, and to send a clear signal to EU citizens that he has ?heard them."

Europe-wide protests against TTIP trade deal on 11 October

- Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:43:03 +0000

Protests are planned across the UK and the rest of Europe against the TTIP trade deal between the EU and the US on Saturday 11 October, as part of a day of simultaneous protests in hundreds of towns and cities.

In London, prote...