This is the first general election I’ve been old enough to vote in. I’m trying hard to fight the negative perceptions of politics and voting I keep hearing. I’m choosing to vote; not simply because I value the act of voting itself, but because of what I believe it signifies for my role in bringing about change.
Something amazing happened today. After 7 parliamentary debates, 3 committee hearings, a lot of blood, sweat, and letter-writing tears, the UK International Development Bill has passed the final stage of Parliament and will now become law - as soon as the Queen gives the bill Royal Assent.
Isn’t it annoying when politicians dodge your questions? We think so! Thats why we we launched our Just Say Yes campaign this week. Will you join us and get candidates to say YES to ending extreme poverty?
2015 is the year to say YES. Yes to new adventures, Yes to restoring broken New Years’ Resolutions, and most importantly, Yes to making 2015 the biggest year yet in our campaign against extreme poverty!
Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, depending on where you live. And for lots of us that means stuffing our faces with pancakes. But whilst we do that, it’s important to ask some of life's big questions. Like who really gives a toss about development aid?
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.
A lot of global development news broke in 2014. With the help of ONE's excellent policy team, we rounded up the most important findings of the year, from nutrition to energy. Scroll through to catch up on facts you may have missed.