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Are you the #lifesaver of the century?

Between 2004 and 2009, aid from the European Union helped enrol more than 9 million children in primary education, vaccinate 5.5 million children against measles, and connect more than 31 million people to clean water. All this was achieved with a tiny part of the EU budget. Yet right now, EU aid is under threat.…...

70 women. 1100 miles. 4 cities. 4 days. 1 goal – fight AIDS

Tomorrow a group of 70 inspiring women will begin a four day trip across Europe with one goal in mind – to help ensure no child is born with HIV by 2015. The Cash & Rocket (RED) Tour is part of ONE’s sister organization (RED)’s campaign (RED)RUSH TO ZERO. It aims to raise awareness and…...

ONE VOTE France is over : the real battle begins

On March 12th, ONE France launched one of its most ambitious campaigns yet: ONE VOTE 2012. The idea was to take advantage of the presidential election to call to the candidates to revise the current relationship between France and Africa. The campaign covered everything from aid and its efficiency to the duty of transparency ......

Let’s celebrate immunization week without easing up the effort

By Awa Marie Coll-Seck, minister of Health and Social Action of Senegal, and Guillaume Grosso, director of ONE France. For World Immunization Week, all global health and development actors decided to take part in the mobilization initiated by the World Health Organization to give a boost to vaccines coverage through the world......

“And you, how do you see the world today?”

On September 6th 2000, under the aegis of the United Nations, 189 state leaders signed the Millennium Declaration and made a commitment for 8 ambitious objectives: drastically reducing extreme poverty, hunger, HIV and malaria, illiteracy, the degradation of the environment, discrimination toward women, child mortality but als......

ONE Vote 2012 urges strong relationship between France and Africa

As France goes to the polls today for the Presidential election, ONE intern Mohammed Diabate reports on ONE France’s ONE Vote 2012 campaign. A month ago, ONE France launched its first presidential campaign, ONE Vote 2012. Disappointed by the lack of debate on development issues in France we asked our members to call on ......

50,000 voices heard by Europe’s leaders

When European leaders met yesterday to discuss a new anti-corruption law they had nearly 50,000 voices urging them to stand up to corporate lobbyists – thanks to you. Our petition calling for them to ignore the attempts by oil, gas and mining companies to water down proposed EU laws ensured at helping African citizens spot&......

ONE final push

As leaders gathered in France today for the G20 Summit of wealthy nations, they brought with them the voice of hundreds of thousands of ONE members. We’ve been campaigning hard this month to highlight the food crisis in the Horn of Africa and call on world leaders to ensure they break the cycle of famine.…...

Updates from the G20 Summit: getting development on the agenda

The G20 summit is officially starting today in Cannes, at 12 pm CET. So far, France, which chairs the Summit this year, has called for a common and sustainable dynamic for development. However, tensions about the Euro crisis may overshadow action against global poverty at this year’s conference. “Development will ......

G(irls)20 Summit: 3.3 billion ways to change the world

Photo courtesy of GirlsandWomen.com. The second edition of the G(irls)20 Summit opened today in Paris, and will run until October 21. Because girls and women are half of humanity and are always the first affected by the different global challenges, this international summit is dedicated to women and to solutions they can prov......

Four recommendations for the G20′s agriculture ministers

Sara Kianpour from our ONE France office reports on the G20 Agriculture meeting in Paris. G20 ministers of agriculture are in Paris this week to decide the fate of the entire world’s small holder farmers. These small farmers spend between 50 and 80 percent of their income on food, and in the 21st century, this…...