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  • The ONE Campaign Youth Ambassadors urge MEPs to fight against extreme poverty

    Today, global anti-poverty group the ONE Campaign launched its first UK Youth Ambassadors programme, bringing together young activists from across the country to take the fight against extreme poverty to their MEP candidates in the run up to the European elections. Ahead of the Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage televised debate on the EU and…

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Europe’s increased aid to sub-Saharan Africa a positive step after previous cuts

New figures released by the OECD have shown that EU aid to sub-Saharan Africa has bounced back by more than 10% after swingeing cuts were made in 2012. Notable increases came from Italy (24%), Belgium (41.3%), Netherlands (11.3%) and the United Kingdom (29.7%) although there were drops in sub-Saharan aid from Germany (-17.4%), Denmark (7.3%) and Luxembourg (7.3%).

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Response to UK aid spending 2013 from The ONE Campaign

The UK met the United Nations target of spending 0.7% of national income on international aid for the first time ever last year, according to new official statistics. Provisional results from the Office for National Statistics show that Official Development Assistance was 0.72% of GNI in 2013. Diane Sheard, UK Director of The ONE Campaign…

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Tullow Oil sets new standard for transparency

Tullow Oil PLC has today set a new standard for transparent disclosure of payments to governments, becoming the world’s first extractive company to publish details of payments, on a project-by-project basis, in all countries where they are made.

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2014 Budget response from the ONE campaign

Responding to the UK Government’s 2014 Budget, Diane Sheard, UK Director at the ONE Campaign, said: “It is right that the Government has stood by its promise to the world’s poorest by committing 0.7% of the UK’s growing national income to life-saving aid. Efficient and transparent aid, targeted at the most vulnerable communities, can be…

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ONE welcomes European Parliament move to tackle money laundering in the EU and beyond

The ONE Campaign welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament to make public information on who owns companies and trusts– benefitting rich and poor countries alike. The Parliament voted in a plenary session to confirm their position on the 4th Money Laundering Directive, marking a positive step in the fight against global corruption. Tamira Gunzburg,…

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