Oxfam United Kingdom (Oxfam UK)

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History

1942, Oxford (UK), as 'Oxford Committee for Famine Relief' 1 Oct 1958, registered in accordance with UK law. Name changed, 24 June 1965, to 'Oxfam'. Subsequently a number of sister organizations developed in various countries, also called 'Oxfam', united from 1995 within the framework of Oxfam International. Current title of Oxfam UK adopted 1998, on restructuring of 'Oxfam Ireland'.

Aims

Relieve poverty, distress and avoidable suffering throughout the world; educate people about the nature, causes and effects of poverty, distress and avoidable suffering; campaign for a world without poverty, distress and avoidable suffering.

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Activities

Fund-raising and educational activities are linked to overseas aid programme. Oxfam Trading markets goods produced by small community groups in developing countries, by mail order and through OXFAM shops, returning profits to producer groups in the form of dividends or grants. Oxfam Wastesaver operates a UK textile and aluminium waste processing plant.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 24 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 45 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

F0110

Last News Received

2005
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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