Oxfam meets Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda

June 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

by Stuart McWilliam, Campaign Manager, Oxfam Japan


One of the most important things about campaigning is making sure that our voices get heard by the people making decisions.

On June 18, Oxfam made sure that the Japanese leader Prime Minister Fukuda heard our G8 campaign wishes at a meeting held with GCAP, Japanese organisations and Oxfam International’s Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs. Prime Minister Fukuda received the list of Action Now! demands for the G8 leaders. He was also given an interim total of wishes collected through the Action Now campaign, the Japanese G8 campaign called “Me Too”, and the food campaigning work that Oxfam, Avaaz and GCAP are all doing. These wishes came to huge total of over 570,000!


This doesn’t mean “Action Now!” is stopping. Far from it! We will keep on collecting the voices of people around the world right up to the G8. We will also be handing in our food crisis campaign action at the G8, as this is will be a key moment to get all of Oxfam’s issues heard loud and clear. The more world leaders feel the pressure, the more likely they are to meet our demands.


Top photo: From L-R, Prime Minister Fukuda, GCAP Representative, Oxfam Director Jeremy Hobbs. Bottom photo:The full delegation of Japanese NGOs, Oxfam & GCAP with the PM. Credit: Hitoshi Furuya


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. niamat ullah  |  July 5, 2008 at 5:14 am

    oxfam is doing a great job to end poverty,climatechange and food.today world needs peace and love to serve and save the humanity.it is possible togeather we can do.hope in G8 2008 japan Oxfam will raise a big big voice for peace and love with billions and billions supporters to make a beautiful world without fear and tear.
    good wishes
    niamat ullah

  • 2. Emeka Iwueze  |  July 7, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Anything that can be done to help humanity should be done. oxfam is doing a great work. Iam proud to be associated with oxfam

  • 3. angus frederick  |  July 9, 2008 at 2:01 am

    HEY GUYS!!!

    HOW ABOUT US ALL SPENDING ABOUT ANOTHER BILLION to proliferate AIDS and OVERPOPUlATION to a “society” that doesn’t know that they are paying for YOUR extravegancies. HUH???


  • 4. niamat ullah  |  July 11, 2008 at 3:45 am

    everyone in the nort,south,east and west white or black should arise our steps to bring peace and love in the world to save the humanity.on occassion of world happy day Oxfam must focus on peace and love to bring real happiness in the world.


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