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Amid scorching summer temperatures, families need shelter, water, food and medical care but access for humanitarian agencies is limited and not enough assistance has been able to cross the border into Syria from Jordan.
During the latest GCM negotiations, some Member States sparked an extremely disconcerting dispute about the inclusion of the principle of non-refoulement in any of the GCM text.
Oxfam's consultant on gender equality and BRICS Feminist Watch member Rebecca Perkins attended the parallel event for civil society, dedicated to advancement of the feminist agenda in the area of development in the context of BRICS. The event was held on the side of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York.
Since the creation of the NDB, civil society has been working to establish collaboration with the Bank. Civil society experts recommended the Bank to adopt Gender policy to ensure that all of the Bank's operations and documents are gender-sensitive. Oxfam's gender expert Rebecca Perkins took part in an Annual meeting of the Bank's Board of Governors, which took place in Shanghai on 28-29 May, 2018. Why policies don't always correspond with the practice, please read below
For the second year in a row Oxfam is invited to share its experience at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. On the 25th of May 2018 Oxfam representative Elsa Vidal shared the organisation’s best practices of engagement with private and public sectors on the issue of sustainable development at the roundtable titled “The role of business in global development: when charity pays off”.