Millenium Development Goals

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

And the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is… ANSAF of Tanzania!

I am very excited to announce that the winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award is Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania.   This afternoon I was joined by ONE co-founder Bono, CEO Michael Elliott and Board Chairman Tom Freston to present the prize to Audax Rukonge, Executive Secretary of ANSAF.  The ceremony was…

How we delivered your voices directly to world leaders

Last week, ONE’s team on the ground in Bali continued to lobby the members of the High Level Panel (HLP) on our Open for Development petition and the preliminary results of the You Choose campaign from Malawi, South Africa and Zambia. Almost 120,000 ONE members from around the world have signed the Open for Development…

You Choose: What people are saying

As the current Millennium Development Goals meet their goal-line in 2015, it’s more important than ever to ensure the world’s poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty. To this end, ONE launched the pilot You Choose campaign in South Africa, Malawi and Zambia, as…

Hugh Masekela: Ask the poor what they really need

The people directly affected by the Millennium Development Goals were not involved in drafting them. This must not happen again. The United Nations’ high-level panel is engaged in a series of meetings to determine a new set of goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. The question being asked is: What…

Benni McCarthy wants you on his team

ONE member and Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy has an invitation for you: tell world leaders which global issues they should take urgent action on as part of the You Choose campaign. Right now, world leaders are starting to think about new global goals they will set themselves to tackle poverty. The Millennium Development Goals which were set in 2000 will…

ONE Member Meet Up: Monrovia

Earlier this week, ONE met up with 30 of our Liberian members in Monrovia at a local watering hole called Tides, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. As I reported earlier, we have been in Monrovia the past week to engage the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 MDGs (HLP) during their meetings and consultations. We…

You Choose

A single person’s voice may go unheard, but if we come together as ONE, we cannot be ignored. Join ONE today because together we can end extreme poverty.

On the ground in Liberia

ONE has a team in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, where the UN’s High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is meeting this week. Building where the High Level Panel is taking place in Monrovia. This Panel, co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and UK Prime Minister…

From Curse to Catalyst?

A Development-Driven Consensus to Improve Africa’s Natural Resource Governance Africa’s natural resources are an untapped catalyst for massive socio-economic growth. With accountable leadership, responsible investment and the right regulations in place, the natural resource sector can spur Africa’s development trajectory into the stratosphere. This was the conclusion of participants in the BBC’s Africa Debate on…