25 June 2013
With less than 1,000 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ONE’s latest DATA Report: ‘Special Report Tracking Development Assistance’ reveals a mixed outlook for official development assistance (ODA) to the world’s poorest countries. More
8 June 2013
Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director for ONE, speaking from the Nutrition for Growth Summit, said:
“ This summit marks the biggest milestone in two decades in the fight against child and maternal malnutrition. Robust pledges made by donors, civil society, the private sector and high burden countries are truly historic with a total $4.1 billion promised. This represents a more than doubling in current levels of funding. Vital resources including those from DFID and the EU will go a long way and will enable the international community to achieve our target of 20 million fewer stunted children and 1.7 million child lives saved by 2020.
“The crucial thread running through these commitments is an increased focus on transparency and accountability. As David Cameron said in his opening statement, without the lens of transparency, the 2020 vision of reduced malnutrition will be impossible to achieve if progress cannot be tracked.
"Today's announcements are a tribute to the dedication of campaigners around the world, especially here in Britain working together in the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign. ONE is proud to be part of this effort.
"Nutrition for Growth marks the beginning of the next 1,000 days in the fight against malnutrition. The true test of its impact will be to ensure that the final sprint to end extreme poverty sees real accelerated progress against senseless child deaths and needless stunted growth and development. G8 leaders have the perfect opportunity to lift this from rhetoric to action at Lough Erne next week and safeguard the potential of millions of the world’s children. Having finally hauled this issue up from the bottom of the world’s priority list, the greatest scandal of all would be to let it fall back.” More
30 May 2013
The ONE Campaign welcomes today’s report from the United Nations’ High Level Panel (HLP) outlining its vision for the next set of global development goals. More
22 May 2013
Responding to the UK's decision to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director at ONE said: “Today’s announcement is another step in the right direction by David Cameron in the fight against extreme poverty. Coming just six weeks after the historic political deal was reached in Europe on new rules requiring extractive companies to declare their payments to foreign governments, the implementation of EITI shows continued political will by the UK and France to support transparency in the extractive sectors both at home and abroad and sends a strong and clear message. More
15 May 2013
Eloise Todd, Brussels director at ONE said: “Today’s conference was a welcome initiative from the EU and France. The European Commission’s pledge of €524 million, nearly half of the overall EU pledge, will make an important contribution to Mali’s recovery. But the big picture is that aid budgets are shrinking across much of Europe, and the EU itself is looking to freeze aid spending over the next seven years. More
1 May 2013
Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director of ONE said: “The facts are clear: channelling aid money through defence budgets on any scale would quickly hit a large brick wall More
3 April 2013
As new OECD data shows donors faltering, ONE calls for a ‘sprint to the finish’ to meet 2015 goals. More
3 April 2013
New figures released by the OECD today show the EU’s aid levels dropped for the second year in a row, taking EU donors further off track from their spending target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI) by 2015. More
20 March 2013
Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director for the ONE campaign said: “Over the last twenty years we've met people up and down the United Kingdom passionately campaigning to see this day come - a day when they could finally say: "we did it". More