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“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…...

From the G8: A mixed record on the first day

Sara Kianpour from our ONE France office reports live from the G8 in Deauville. The first elements of the final communique were revealed in the press. The Arab spring and democracy in North Africa placed high on the agenda. At ONE, we are delighted. However, we believe it is essential that the G8 efforts affect…...

The e-G8 ended, but Africa still not connected

During two days, Paris was the world capital of the internet with e-G8 bringing together the web elite – from Eric Schmidt (Google) to Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) to Rupert Murdoch in Tuileries park. The objective: discuss the online economy and how it is changing. And for the first time, a discussion about the internet has&......

G8 accountability report: read the small print

Following the tradition started last year at the G8 in Canada, this year’s French presidency prepared an accountability report together with the other G8 countries, which outlines the state of delivery and results of the G8’s commitments on fighting extreme poverty. Let’s start with the positives: it is commendable that......

Homeward bound

How to sum up the last three days in Europe? Stamina. Not mine, but Bill Gates’… It’s unreal. He flew in overnight on Sunday, and in just two and a half days travelled to three cities, delivered three powerful Living Proof presentations, lobbied Presidents, Chancellors, and Ministers, gave numerous media int......