According to my granddad, you'd probably think aid was in the top three things the UK government spends money on. In fact, for a British taxpayer earning £30,000 a year, just £37 - or 70p a week - would go on overseas aid. Here are the top 7 things you didn't know about UK foreign aid.
I recently met with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. The session raised some interesting questions about youth activism and the role of advocacy organisations such as ONE. So what did Osotimehin have to say about young people?
Dutch Youth Ambassadors travelled across the country by train last week, visiting all 12 Netherlands provinces in one day with a big Train Tour they organised themselves. The goal? To raise awareness about the fact that aid works!
I hate aid. I hate what it means. I hate that it exists today. So I’m fighting to make sure it no longer exists. Hardly something you’d expect to hear from someone volunteering for an international NGO, but it is true, I hate it.
While the Netherlands has always been a champion of international development, Dutch aid relative to national income is expected to fall to just 0.55% by 2017 – its lowest level in more than four decades. Our new report out today, reveals these cuts are bad news for the Dutch economy as well as the world's poorest.
All over France, strange postcards have been landing on the desks of MPs, policy makers and journalists. The message is simple but controversial: be more like the English. But before you think we've lost our minds here at ONE, there is method in our madness.
Yesterday, there was no escape from ONE in the European Parliament, Brussels. Over 130 Youth Ambassadors took the ONE VOTE 2014 campaign to the European Parliament. As the biggest bilateral aid donor, Europe has an important role to play in the fight against extreme poverty.
When I first had to contact European Parliament candidates, I was very anxious and stressed. But I soon realised that politicians are in fact normal people; most of them were happy to talk to their constituents and were really curious about me.
Our Youth Ambassadors have been on TV, met Bill Gates, and debated with the Ghanaian President, His Excellency President Dramani Mahama. Now two Belgium Youth Ambassadors are talking the ONE VOTE 2014 to the radio waves to spread the message even further.
In just two months, we've convinced 122 newly elected Members of the European Parliament to sign our ONE VOTE 2014 pledge to end extreme poverty. Now we'd like to keep the pressure up by bringing your tweets to the streets. Find out how you can get involved.
Europe woke up on Monday to a new European Parliament after momentous elections took place across the EU. We’d like to say a huge congratulations to the121 newly elected MEPs who’ve already signed the ONE VOTE 2014 pledge.
This month, ONE Germany launched the ONE Vote 2014 campaign with our Youth Ambassadors in Berlin. Our 30 Ambassadors have already been getting busy, contacting MEPs to sign the ONE VOTE 2014 pledge. Here’s what we got up to during the two exciting days of the launch.