Observer Comment Is Free: The UK must lead the way on the climate emergency

5 January 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

As we enter 2020 with bushfires devastating Australia and drought starving families in Guatemala, my article for The Observer explains why the UK government will be judged on its ability to secure an ambitious and effective deal to tackle the climate emergency. New Oxfam research reinforces why its right that rich countries like the UK … Continue reading “Observer Comment Is Free: The UK must lead the way on the climate emergency”

Interview: BBC Radio 4 Today

24 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I was interviewed by BBC Economics Correspondent Dharshini David about my first year leading Oxfam GB, and how growing interest in ethical consumption boosted Oxfam’s shops in the run-up to Christmas, despite a difficult environment for all high street retailers. We spoke about action taken to create a safer environment for all we work with, … Continue reading “Interview: BBC Radio 4 Today”

Reflections on The Global Refugee Forum

20 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I attended the UN’s first ever Global Refugee Forum, which brought together politicians, NGOs and refugee activists in Geneva to try to improve the international response that has left millions of refugees at risk or stuck in limbo because many countries are failing to shoulder their fair share of responsibility for protecting people. Only around … Continue reading “Reflections on The Global Refugee Forum”

Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world

16 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

An independent Department for International Development with a seat in Cabinet has been central to Britain’s success in fighting global poverty and has enhanced our standing on the world stage. This is why Oxfam has joined more than 100 charities – specialising in humanitarian aid, education, health, clean water and sanitation – in urging Boris … Continue reading “Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world”

Letter: Let the UK continue to lead the world in global development

5 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

Ahead of the UK General Election, I joined representatives of 48 other organisations to write an open letter to party leaders. We urged them to rise to the ambition of UK and global commitments to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and tackle the climate emergency, and to show the world what it means to be an … Continue reading “Letter: Let the UK continue to lead the world in global development”

Sky News: Kay Burley at Breakfast

2 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah

In the week that leaders gathered in Madrid for international climate talks, I spoke to Sky News’ Kay Burley about how climate change impacts from cyclones to droughts are already affecting the poorest who have done least to cause the climate emergency. Oxfam’s new research found that in the last decade, climate-fuelled disasters forced one … Continue reading “Sky News: Kay Burley at Breakfast”

New Statesman Tech: Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance

5 October 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance. This week it was reported that the US, UK and Australian governments have written an open letter to Facebook asking for access to user messages. Whatever the rights and wrongs of the request, I find it alarming that governments are resorting to almost … Continue reading “New Statesman Tech: Priti Patel’s letter to Facebook proves we need to rethink digital governance”

BBC World Debate – For Richer For Poorer: Does Global Inequality Matter?

28 September 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

At the UN General Assembly in New York the BBC organised a debate on global inequality – why it matters, and what can be done about it. I asked the panel – Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim, Dutch minister Sigrid Kaag, actor John Fugelsang and head of US Heritage Foundation Kay James – whether they agreed … Continue reading “BBC World Debate – For Richer For Poorer: Does Global Inequality Matter?”