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
18 August 2014 marks the 500-day milestone until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ONE and (RED) are teaming up on this day to tell the story of MDG 6: the fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria and preventable disease. Join us for two events happening on social media!
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.
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.
"Ending extreme poverty" may sound like a broad phrase and an impossible task, but our policy analysts have identified 14 development milestones that will ultimately help us achieve this goal by 2030. These 14 hopes are just that – hopes – but with your support and action, we really can make the end of extreme poverty a r...
Last week Mandela’s legacy cloaked the world with a zeit of Ubuntu geist; President Obama articulated this Ubuntu oneness in his memorable speech and Pope Francis reinforced this with his push to eradicate hunger– called One Human Family – in which he called memorably for “a roar to shake the world” on behalf of the...
Can We Really End Poverty? will cover questions like: how should we measure poverty? What can we learn from local solutions for tackling poverty? How can the fast progress made by middle-income countries like China provide lessons for Africa? How can we be “smarter” about how we use aid flows? How do we ensure that the ne...
This week, thought-leaders in the field of global development are coming together in London to debate the question: Can we really end global poverty? ONE's co-founder and Head of Global Strategy, Jamie Drummond, will be taking part and you can watch it live here on the ONE blog on Thursday 5 December, 19.00 GMT / 14.00 ET.
I’m proud to announce the six finalists for the 2013 ONE Africa Award, a $100,000 USD annual prize that celebrates the innovations and progress made by African civil society organisations towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa.