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!
One of the most-followed events in Africa, the 2015 Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament, has kicked off. Eight teams are in action over the weekend and I’ll be watching to see who makes it through these first few matches.
I’d just asked the kids clustered in the classroom, “Which of you is about 14 years old, or born around the year 2000”. A swarm of hands shot up, and we picked out 15 teens that will be 15 in 2015. What would they say the priorities of their families and communities were?
Calling all civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations based in Africa - cam you demonstrate commitment and success in advocacy towards achieving the MDGs? If so, apply for the ONE Africa Award!
Since 4 April 2013, or 500 days before I wrote this article, I was able to secure my first 9-to-5 job, become a homeowner and join anti-poverty campaign ONE as a youth ambassador. More importantly, during this time, the U.K. Department for International Development stepped up its support of developing countries’ efforts to
Amazing progress on reducing poverty could be lost unless we act to stop vulnerable people sliding back, a new report warns. It's based on the latest human development index rankings - one of the most detailed insights into how the world is doing on reducing poverty.
Can the world take the vital next steps towards ending global poverty? Or will we let progress slip away? That’s the challenge that the United Nations outlined recently, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world.
When I heard Nelson Mandela speak in Trafalgar Square I couldn't imagine the role I would play. Supporting ONE has been extraordinary. A visit to Number 10, talking to some of Britain’s leading politicians; asking that they fulfil the promises made, and working with a growing number of ONE members, has been inspiring.
Ten years ago we launched this experimental campaigning organisation at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. In the past decade, with our partners, we've helped achieve the following pieces of pretty mind-boggling progress.
ONE will be hosting the Labour Party’s Shadow Secretary of State for Development, Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, at an event in central London on Tuesday 8 April. Tweet you questions about the future of development to us, and we'll put some to him on the day.
Listen to perspectives in a live webcast of a panel at the 2014 World Economic Forum from Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ONE Cofounder Bono, Save the Children CEO Jasmine Whitbread, and Prudential Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.