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......
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow today, we check out three athletes who are champions off the field as well as on it. There are some truly remarkable sports men and women who promote equality, fairness and justice. Here’s a few of our favourites.
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.
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.
All over France, strange postcards have been landing on the desks of MPs, policy makers and journalists. The message is simple but controversial: be more like the English. But before you think we've lost our minds here at ONE, there is method in our madness.
What this song means for the world is that no matter how dark things get, no matter how hopeless and pointless you may feel when you’re going for gold in what you do, remember only when it gets dark can you see the stars shine brightly. I hope this personal track gives you an insight into my life to remind you that we all a...
Films are great. They can capture your imagination and educate you about issues you might not know much about. But the best thing about films is that they tell you a story. So next time you’re going to settle down to a film with friends or family, why not watch one of these incredible films about social change.
Europe woke up on Monday to a new European Parliament after momentous elections took place across the EU. We’d like to say a huge congratulations to the121 newly elected MEPs who’ve already signed the ONE VOTE 2014 pledge.