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Did you know only 30% of global aid goes to the very poorest countries?

Did you know only 30% of global aid goes to the very poorest countries?

Over the last 20 years, extreme poverty has been halved. If we step up efforts, we can virtually eliminate it by 2030. Government revenues in most developing countries have considerably increased over the years, which is brilliant. Because of this, these countries have become increasingly able to finance their own development......
INTERACTIVE: How your UK taxes are spent

INTERACTIVE: How your UK taxes are spent

If you are a UK taxpayer of the PAYE variety, you'll be getting a statement in the post this week from the government, showing exactly how they spend the money you contribute. We've created this handy little calculator that lets you see exactly how much of your income tax is spent on aid, and what that money could buy.
The last word from our Youth Ambassadors

The last word from our Youth Ambassadors

When we decided to try and recruit 140 European Youth Ambassadors to become supercharged ONE members, I don't think any of us realised what lay ahead. As this year's programme wraps up, we thought we'd give them the last word. Here's just some of their best, hardest and most valuable bits.
Trillion Dollar hand-ins from around the world!

Trillion Dollar hand-ins from around the world!

So far, an incredible 15,000 of you have sent tweets or messages to G20 Finance Ministers, asking them to stop the Trillion Dollar Scandal. We wanted to make sure they really got the message by personally handing over some of your tweets. Here are some of our favourite hand-in pictures!
Today we won

Today we won

Great news! Today, 164 UK MPs supported the International Development Bill at its second reading in Parliament. There is more to do, but this is as close as we’ve ever been to legislating on our generation-old commitment of investing just 0.7% of our national income in aid. And it happened because you took action. ONE&h......
VIDEO: How to call your Member of Parliament

VIDEO: How to call your Member of Parliament

I’ve called my MP before. I was amazed. It was like speaking to an actual human being. I felt silly for ever being worried about it, but this video and script will help you pick up the phone and make sure your MP is turning up on Friday to support the International Development bill.
South Africa’s townships: a poem of determination

South Africa’s townships: a poem of determination

This past July I spent my summer holiday in South Africa. Three things stood out: the overwhelming sense of community, people's determination; and their sustainable living. One student I met, Nthateng, shared a poem she had written. It articulates everything ONE stands for.
7 Things you didn’t know about UK overseas aid

7 Things you didn’t know about UK overseas aid

According to my granddad, you'd probably think aid was in the top three things the UK government spends money on. In fact, for a British taxpayer earning £30,000 a year, just £37 - or 70p a week - would go on overseas aid. Here are the top 7 things you didn't know about UK foreign aid.
The power of youth: the potential to raise an army

The power of youth: the potential to raise an army

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?
All that we want from you, is a promise you will be there

All that we want from you, is a promise you will be there

The campaign for "0.7" (calling on governments to invest just 0.7% of their country's income in development aid) feels like part of my DNA. It’s been going on longer than I’ve been alive. But with a little Spice Girls inspiration, we might be able to finish the job on 12th September. Well, almost.
Africa Fashion Week London: 6 designers to watch

Africa Fashion Week London: 6 designers to watch

In its fourth year, Africa Fashion Week London showcased the very best of African design with 40,000 people being treated to the collections of 200 contemporary African designers. We caught up with some of the continent’s most innovative designers to ask them for the insider tips and tricks to get the perfect look this summ...
Girl Summit: What does freedom mean to you?

Girl Summit: What does freedom mean to you?

Whether it's being yourself, taking risks or spending time with loved ones, we all have ideas about what freedom means to us. This video above was created by asking Instagram users what #FreedomIs to them. Join the conversation and let us know why you support everyone’s right to freedom.
Why I hate overseas aid

Why I hate overseas aid

I hate aid. I hate what it means. I hate that it exists today. So I’m fighting to make sure it no longer exists. Hardly something you’d expect to hear from someone volunteering for an international NGO, but it is true, I hate it.