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2006 Reports

December 12, 2006

Overall we are on track to spend the funds entrusted to us by the public in the way we said we would, within the timeframe we outlined, and largely to the standards we set for ourselves. This is a real tribute to the women and men who have worked as part of Oxfam’s tsunami response, and to our partners and collaborators who continue to implement the programs long after they have disappeared from regular media view.

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December 1, 2006

Europe is negotiating new trade deals with African, Caribbean, and 14 Pacific (ACP) countries. A true partnership in trade could radically transform the lives of one-third of all people living in poverty, providing farmers and small businesses with sustainable incomes and workers with decent jobs. But only if Europe chooses partnership over power politics.

November 30, 2006

Aceh, the northern-most province of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, suffered terribly in the tsunami of December 2004. The water washed over 800km of coastline, killing 169,000 people and leaving 600,000 homeless. In several areas, no buildings, roads, or trees were left standing. Large areas of land were permanently lost. Sumatra was then hit by an earthquake on 28 March 2005, killing almost another 1,000 people on Nias island.

November 1, 2006

On the eve of the G-20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Melbourne, the worldwide movement of men, women and children committed to eradicating extreme poverty continues to gain momentum. While their efforts in recent years have secured unprecedented action from world leaders, progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals continues to lag. Oxfam calls for urgent action at the G-20 meeting to get progress back on track.

October 2, 2006

With the current collapse of the global Doha negotiations in the WTO, this paper from Oxfam argues that it’s important to investigate all options for trade agreements that meet the development needs of Small Island Developing States in the Pacific. 

October 2, 2006
Preparations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and fourteen Pacific Island Countries are coming to the crucial stage. This paper is an analysis of the draft EPA. A true partnership in trade could radically transform the lives of many Pacific people living in poverty, providing farmers and small businesses with sustainable incomes and workers with decent jobs. But only if Europe chooses partnership over power politics.
October 2, 2006

This briefing paper by Oxfam New Zealand examines whether the conclusion of a comprehensive multilateral fisheries agreement, possibly as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) currently being negotiated with the European Union, could help remedy this imbalance, enabling Pacific nations to benefit more from their resource.

October 1, 2006

Presentation by Barry Coates, Executive Director, Oxfam New Zealand at the 2006 Pacific Civil Society Forum Nadi, Fiji. The presentation is a response to commitments made by Pacific Island Forum leaders at their 36th annual summit in Papua New Guinea.

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October 1, 2006
Too much or too little rain can be a matter of life or death in Africa. At different times and in different places across the continent, climate change threatens both. This briefing brings up to date the original report from the Working Group on Climate Change and Development, Africa – Up in smoke?, released in 2005.
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September 14, 2006

Classrooms with teachers, clinics with nurses and running taps: for millions of people across the developing world these things are a distant dream. Yet it is these vital public services that are key  to transforming the lives of people living in poverty.

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