Believe it or not, the blizzard isn’t the only thing happening in New York this week. Representatives from governments and NGOs flew in for the first drafting session of the Financing for Development summit. We're assessing the policy recommendations and want to know what you think too.
On January 15th 2015, I joined a group of 15 year olds from all over France in Paris to share our own worldview with some French decision makers. It is essential to make sure the new development goals are relevant and ambitious: this is ONE’s mission. And as young people, we have something to say about it!
Many agree: if we want to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, world leaders must agree on a financing strategy that addresses the needs of the least-developed countries and, most importantly, of the poorest people in these countries. But how much development aid does actually go to these countries that need it most?
Our analysis of the final global aid spending figures in 2013 shows that total global official development assistance was $130.8 billion, a 4.9% increase from 2012. See which countries increased their aid spending and which cut back.
#Globalcitizens of the world unite – for this year we have an historic world leaders' summit and a confluence of conferences. World leaders will be deciding all our fates for us, so we need to #demandbetter from them, and remind them they work for us. Here are the key movement moments when activists must be loud and clear.
Recently, donor countries agreed to allocate more aid to the countries most in need and to reverse the declining trend of development assistance to the poorest countries. However donors fell short of listening to calls by least developed countries themselves and committing half of their aid to these countries.
You may have heard the rumours that the Australian government is considering cutting the aid budget again. We cannot be silent when promises to the world's most vulnerable people are being broken. Please send a tweet to Julie Bishop and let's make sure she has the backing to stand up to her colleagues.
If you are a UK taxpayer of the PAYE variety, you'll be getting a statement in the post this week from the government, showing exactly how they spend the money you contribute. We've created this handy little calculator that lets you see exactly how much of your income tax is spent on aid, and what that money could buy.
When we decided to try and recruit 140 European Youth Ambassadors to become supercharged ONE members, I don't think any of us realised what lay ahead. As this year's programme wraps up, we thought we'd give them the last word. Here's just some of their best, hardest and most valuable bits.
The latest projections of how much development assistance wealthy countries plan to provide in the coming years has just been just released, and the news isn't good. Projections reveal that aid isn’t programmed to go where it is most needed.
Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, I am very excited to tell you something we could only dream of a few months ago. The majority of the European Parliament is publicly committed to support the fight against extreme poverty! THANK YOU all ONEsters - you made this happen.
We want to get this out of the way quickly – international aid/foreign aid/official development assistance (ODA) – is confusing. There. We’ve said it. It's essential that all donor countries work within a clear framework to define and measure aid, but the current one isn't working. Here's 11 ways to put it right.