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  • New research warns global leaders poverty could increase for first time in a generation

    According to new research, almost a billion extra people face a life of extreme poverty if leaders duck key decisions on poverty, inequality and climate change due to be taken at two crucial summits in New York and Paris later this year, with billions more continuing to face a life of hardship. That’s the warning by more than a thousand organisations around the world which are launching a new campaign called action/2015 calling on local and world leaders to take urgent action to halt man-made climate change, eradicate poverty and address inequality.

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ONE response to the NAO report Managing the Official Development Assistance Target

Commenting on the National Audit Office’s report ‘Managing the Official Development Assistance target’, Diane Sheard, UK Director of The ONE Campaign said: “Investing 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid is in line with the 2010 manifestos of the three major parties and the majority of the British public support it.  We should…

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2015: A Year of Action for ONE’s Youth Ambassadors

Anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign is launching its flagship ‘Youth Ambassador’ programme for 2015. The programme will see 250 young people from across Europe lobby their politicians and decision-makers to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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EU falls short of full transparency in fight against corruption

Today, the European Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on new measures to fight money laundering. Instead of granting public access to who owns companies and trusts, the final deal leaves it up to EU Member States to determine who will have access to the information.

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The need for strong European laws to fight money laundering

Dear Mr. Kariņš, Ms. Sargentini, and Members of the European Parliament, In March, the Parliament by 643 votes called for ambitious transparency measures to fight money laundering: making public who is behind European companies and trusts. The next 24 hours will be critical to securing these measures, and in the final days of the Italian Presidency…

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EU risks failing to tackle financial secrecy

Brussels – Amidst a new outbreak of the LuxLeaks scandal, EU member states are undermining new measures that could tackle financial secrecy. Are they serious about fighting financial opacity or merely blowing hot air? Parliament’s call for transparency at risk of dilution The EU Anti Money Laundering Directive is currently being negotiated and the Council…

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