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15 ways you can get involved with the Just Say Yes campaign

15 ways you can get involved with the Just Say Yes campaign

ONE members are pretty busy people. Whether they’re working a full time job, looking after a family, or just getting on with their day-to-day lives, they don’t let the day go to waste. Take Sophie and Ellie from Durham. Full-time University students working hard to get their degree and they still find time to run…...
Why we

Why we <3 election time

Just as at the Olympics athletes are rewarded for incredible skill, dedication and hard-work; so too on election night politicians are either recognised for outstanding public service, or they fail to convince the electorate that they deserve to continue in their jobs.
Pancake Day: Who gives a toss about development aid?

Pancake Day: Who gives a toss about development aid?

Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, depending on where you live. And for lots of us that means stuffing our faces with pancakes. But whilst we do that, it’s important to ask some of life's big questions. Like who really gives a toss about development aid?
Valentines Day: Our love letters to ONE members!

Valentines Day: Our love letters to ONE members!

To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to send some special messages to all our incredible members around the world. So prepare for some cheesy poems, heartfelt messages, and a genuine thank you to every single person who has ever signed a petition, sent a message, or raised awareness of our issues. We LOVE you!&helli......
10 times Nelson Mandela was spot on about ending extreme poverty!

10 times Nelson Mandela was spot on about ending extreme poverty!

10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave his now famous speech at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, calling on world leaders to make poverty history ahead of the G7 talks being hosted in the UK. On this significant anniversary, we look at the 10 times Mandela was spot on when it came to his views o...
In photos: how action/2015 launched around the world

In photos: how action/2015 launched around the world

Yesterday, on January 15 2015, a global campaign backed by over 1,000 organisations launched with a LOT of noise. action/2015 has burst into life because this year our leaders will make decisions that will steer all of our futures – affecting both people and planet.   If they get it right, we could virtually end&hellip......
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.