Winnie Byanyima is the executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). She most recently held the post of Executive Director of Oxfam International. A grass-roots activist, human rights advocate and world-recognized expert on women’s rights, she began her career as an engineer in her native Uganda. Appointed to the diplomatic service in 1989, she represented Uganda in France and at UNESCO. She was a member of parliament for 10 years in Uganda, and thereafter served at the African Union Commission. She was UNDP’s director of gender and development between 2006 and 2013.
Health care does not have to be a luxury. But to achieve universal health care in developing countries, health systems must be financed and delivered in the right away. An exclusive op-ed from Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima.
Ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting this week, Winnie Byanyima warns that extreme and rising inequality is fast becoming the most pressing development issue — but global leaders can change policies to reverse the trend. An insider's take from Oxfam International's executive director.
Smart political and financial investments are needed if we want to keep the momentum on achieving the Millennium Development Goals as the 2015 deadline approaches. A guest opinion by the executive director of Oxfam International and the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser on post-2015 development planning.
Eradicating poverty and inequality, removing barriers to rights and opportunities for women, and living sustainably must be the basis of the post-2015 global development framework, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima writes in this guest opinion.
Let's change the way we think about leadership — as a way to collaborate, build strength collectively and encourage inclusivity. An exclusive guest opinion by Oxfam International’s Executive Director Winnie Byanyima.