For the past few weeks and months, ONE members have been on a mission to get the attention of decision makers all around the world. They’ve been creative, persuasive and above all, persistent. So did it make a difference?
Our ONE Youth Ambassadors do not have it easy. From defending the international development budget in France, signing up 100s of MPs to the Just Say Yes campaign in the UK, letting the EU know that Poverty is Sexist, and taking on the G7 in Germany, they’ve already been pretty busy this year.
1 MILLION people around the world have stood with girls and women everywhere to say ‘Poverty is Sexist’, and asked our leaders to do something about it. Now that’s really hard to ignore. We’ve been really busy making sure world leaders get the message.
Africa is a huge continent made up of 54 countries and over a billion people. But did you know that in Ethiopia, clocks are upside down with our 6:00 at their 12:00? This and 12 other incredible facts are sure to turn you into the captain at your next trivia tournament.
Since we launched our Poverty is Sexist campaign in March this year, an astounding 1 MILLION people have signed our petition. Whaaat? Yep you read that right. This is a record-breaking campaign for ONE, especially because more than 750,000 supporters signed up across Africa, using their mobile phones.
Today world leaders, celebrities and global citizens from around the world are gathering on the Königsplatz, Munich, to stand #againstpoverty. On the eve of the G7, we call on world leaders to make the courageous decisions necessary to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Munich. A beautiful German city on the banks of River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps, home to international sports events, exhibitions, Oktoberfest, and come this evening, 250 Youth Ambassadors from 11 countries. So, not your average Thursday.
You’ve all heard of famous inventors such Thomas Jefferson (The Great Clock), Alexander Graham Bell (telephone) and Benjamin Franklin (bifocal glasses), but do you know who Grace Hopper and Stephanie Kwolek are?
Have you ever imagined speaking in front of a crowded audience at the Universal Exhibition - EXPO? I have to admit I’m quite an ambitious girl, but I’ve never dared to dream that much… until I became a ONE Youth Ambassador!
On the 26th of May EU Development Ministers will be meeting in Brussels to make some crucial decisions for the future of development aid. They will have to agree on what will be the European Union’s position in upcoming international negotiations on how to finance it going forward.
This week Italian Youth Ambassadors assembled in Rome for a day of action around ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign. It was a great day... Long, exciting, sometimes hectic, but - most of all - beautiful.