Where does ONE get its name from?

Contrary to popular belief, ONE is not named after the song of the same name by the band U2, of which ONE’s co-founder Bono is a member. The name was inspired by the belief that one voice, coming together with many others – the political left and right, business leaders, activists, faith leaders and students  - can change the…

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What is ONE’s mission?

ONE’s mission is to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease in the poorest places on the planet, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they’ve made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better policies, increased and more effective aid, and trade reform. We also work closely with leaders…

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How does ONE work with leaders and hold them accountable?

ONE works to harness the strength and energy of its membership to press government officials and policy makers to deliver results in the fight against extreme poverty and disease. ONE’s members mobilise at key moments – when a critical global meeting takes place, when a piece of legislation is being developed or when an emergency…

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Who are ONE’s members?

ONE is a global grassroots movement of more than 3 million people from every walk of life. They use their voices to call for a more effective, focused and determined response to help those struggling against extreme poverty and preventable diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.  ONE’s members are from left, right and centre. They’re…

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Why should I join ONE?

By joining ONE, you have the opportunity to take action to support effective, proven initiatives that are delivering results in the poorest places on the planet: protecting families from preventable diseases like AIDS and malaria, putting kids in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilising communities. When you join ONE you are joining with millions of…

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Can I donate to ONE?

At ONE, we aren’t asking for your money, we’re asking for your voice. If you want to make a financial contribution to help fight extreme poverty and preventable disease, we encourage you to consider one of our partner organisations, the vast majority of which are providing direct services on the ground in Africa and around…

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Is ONE a celebrity campaign?

No. ONE is a grassroots campaign of more than two million people from around the world, but we are very fortunate to have the support of a number of leading artists and athletes who have the capacity to mobilise activists and bring attention to the issue of global poverty in an unprecedented manner.

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Does ONE work with other organisations?

ONE works closely with some of the top organisations providing development assistance and relief to millions of people in Africa and around the world.  Together we work to raise awareness, recruit more people to the effort and take action to end extreme global poverty and disease. Currently, ONE works in partnership with a number of…

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Does ONE fund programmes on the ground in Africa?

No. ONE does not provide aid directly to individuals, governments or organisations in Africa. As an advocacy and campaigning organisation, we raise awareness about the importance of fighting poverty and press governments from the developed world to honour their commitments to invest in effective aid and trade reform. Read our mission.

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Do petitions really work?

It’s a fair question, and after years of working on different campaigns, we can say without a doubt that the answer is yes. Here’s why: 1. The petition is just a piece of the puzzle. Your petition signature is never the only thing in play. Along with working to demonstrate public support for an issue,…

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How is ONE funded?

ONE does not fundraise from the general public, and we do not receive any government funding. We are funded almost entirely by a handful of philanthropists on our board of directors to raise awareness and pressure political leaders to fight extreme poverty through smart and effective policies and programmes. With the exception of our annual…

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What does the white band mean?

Adopted as part of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), the white band is an international symbol that is recognised around the world.  By wearing a band, individuals demonstrate their support for the movement to end extreme poverty. Get yours from the ONE store.  

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What is ONE’s relationship with (RED)?

(RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund. To date, (RED) has generated close to $210 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS…

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What is the ONE Blog?

The ONE Blog is a daily update of the most exciting news and views from the movement to end extreme poverty, plus the latest on ONE’s work and campaigns. Posts are written by ONE staff, members and partner organisations. Posts and comments represent the views of the author and not necessarily the views of ONE. If…

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