Living Proof is about telling the real story of the incredible progress being achieved by some of the world's poorest people, backed by governments like ours. It's not about saying everything is great; it's certainly not about saying all aid works. But it is about telling the stories that are too often ignored - the individuals transforming their communities and countries, and the smart aid investments that are helping them realize their goals.
The Living Proof campaign is taking aim at both the head and the heart. It's calling for a cold, hard look at what's working well in the world of development. And it's asking people to celebrate - and share - the stories of those who are achieving it.
Now, more than ever, stories need to be heard about how effective, affordable solutions to the global problem of extreme poverty are being found and delivered. Transparent, accountable aid has proven life-saving results.
Last week, ONE Brussels held a “living proof” event for European institutions’ interns. Alexander Woollcombe, ONE Brussels Director, shared with them the real story of the incredible progress being achieved in development. He told them the stories that are too often ignored - the individuals transforming their communities and countries, and ... More
Today Bill Gates joined ONE members and Spanish activists in Madrid to highlight the important message that Spanish aid saves lives.[flickr id="6920886937" thumbnail="medium" overlay="true" size="medium" group="" align="center"]The event was timed to coincide with Bill Gates’ visit to Madrid where he met policymakers including ... More
“Inspiring!” - “Deeply impressed!” - “Excellent!” “The greatest speech I’ve heard in my eight years in the European Parliament’s Development Committee!” Gay Mitchell MEPThis week Bill Gates took Brussels by storm - a whirlwind 24 hours of meetings and events with EU leaders, culminated in his Living Proof speech in front ... More
Today, Bill Gates will address the Development Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels. After his speech, the newly elected president of the European Parliament, Martin Shultz, will make closing remarks.Watch the debate live here from 2-3:30 pm CET (1-2:30 GMT/UTC), and share your thoughts using ... More
Tomorrow, Bill Gates will address the Development Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels.Since stepping down from his role as CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates has dedicated himself to the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation works with ONE in fighting extreme poverty and poor ... More
We're publishing this story as part of Blog Action Day 2011Maria Mchele Mwasonge used to sleep on a rag on the floor with her five children.But then she met Mwanaidi Rhamadani, a trained female farmer in her home of Mwasonge, Tanzania. Mwanaidi told her about a new kind ... More
As the Chancellor prepares to set out his spending plans in Wednesday's Budget, new research by the anti-poverty organisation ONE reveals for the first time the expected impact of the UK aid budget. The new audit of UK aid spending plans shows that UK aid will put 15.9 million children in school, protect 5.8 million mothers during childbirth and help over 9 million people overcome malnutrition in the next four years.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will visit Paris today at a crucial moment before France hosts the G8/ G20 to launch the Living Proof campaign in partnership with ONE.