When a beautiful Brussels park turns red, green and blue, when a great sound fills the air and when people give their voices to fight extreme poverty, we get the perfect match: ONE Campaign and music festivals.
Calling all Canberrans, Melburnians and Sydneysiders! We're heading to Australia for the G20 Summit, and to launch a new global campaign. We'd love to you be there, so check out these events coming up.
We see the impacts on the poorest of the poor and we don’t always know what we as individuals can do to make it better. That’s why ONE is going to Expanse, a one day conference in Melbourne on Saturday, August 30, bringing together hundreds of young Australians to equip a generation for a more just and equal world.
I recently met with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. The session raised some interesting questions about youth activism and the role of advocacy organisations such as ONE. So what did Osotimehin have to say about young people?
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
"Young people think agriculture is uncool and uninspiring." This is one of the myths the Do Agric campaign debunked this year. As we celebrate International Youth Month, we need to ask ourselves if enough is being done to bring the energy, innovation and the entrepreneurial flair of young people into agribusiness.
Several months ago, I read a blog on ONE's Facebook page stating that she didn’t believe sending teams on mission trips was worthwhile, and in some cases, might hurt. It caused me to pause and deeply discern whether my past five trips to Kenya were worthwhile.
It's true: ONE members in Brazil are so excited about the World Cup, but what we really love is the idea of keeping the whole country together. Extreme poverty and sustainable development are issues that really grab our attention. Here's what motivates some other ONE members from Brazil to campaign with ONE.
Yesterday, there was no escape from ONE in the European Parliament, Brussels. Over 130 Youth Ambassadors took the ONE VOTE 2014 campaign to the European Parliament. As the biggest bilateral aid donor, Europe has an important role to play in the fight against extreme poverty.
When I first had to contact European Parliament candidates, I was very anxious and stressed. But I soon realised that politicians are in fact normal people; most of them were happy to talk to their constituents and were really curious about me.
Our Youth Ambassadors have been on TV, met Bill Gates, and debated with the Ghanaian President, His Excellency President Dramani Mahama. Now two Belgium Youth Ambassadors are talking the ONE VOTE 2014 to the radio waves to spread the message even further.
I had never imagined that I would meet the President of my country Tanzania, His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete. No words can really explain how I felt when he spoke to me and shook my hand. This incredible moment happened when I won a competition to spend a week with the ONE Africa team.