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Meet Claire, our ONE member of the month

Claire is a ONE member and foster carer from Epping in Essex, UK. To be a good campaigner you need a good support network. Whether that’s your family, your friends, or your local community, you always need that core group of people to take your message to the next level. My name is Claire and…

Breakfast of Champions

If you’ve been following our coverage of the G8 Summit, which took place in the UK a week and a half ago, you know that the theme for the summit was Trade, Tax and Transparency. And though the official summit was just two days, many other exciting events surrounded it. If you haven’t yet, read…

Rich countries are not keeping their promises on aid: new analysis from ONE

  Last month you may have caught the release of ONE’s 2013 DATA Report: Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation, chock full of data on African countries’ progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and towards meeting development spending commitments. And here at ONE we just can’t get enough of bar charts and development statistics……

A huge thank you to our UK ONE members!

ONE’s UK Campaigns Intern Billy Hill shares our June highlights June has been a pretty busy month for ONE, and dare I say it, the world.  Yet amongst the madness of the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, our incredible agit8 campaign launch outside the Tate Modern in London, and the Big IF rally at Hyde…

ONE’s verdict on the 2013 G8 Summit

There are two ways to analyse a G8 communiqué.  One is what you do in the minutes after it is issued, desperately scanning sentences, paragraphs, whole pages in seconds; your eyes alert for key words. Trying to build an instant impression of whether they’ve pulled a fast one, whether things have come out better (don’t…

45,000 people come together in London for the Big IF

By ONE campaigns intern Francesca Washtell Saturday marked a pivotal moment for the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign, as the Big IF took over Hyde Park in London and demanded change from world leaders ahead of the G8 summit in a week’s time. The sun was shining, the sun cream was on and an…

Will you join the call for the G8 summit to take urgent action?

There’s an opportunity on the horizon. And we could make history. In just a few weeks, leaders from around the world are heading to Northern Ireland for one BIG meeting: the G8 Summit. They’ve got a lot to do, but we’ve got to make sure two items get bumped to the top of their list:…

135,000 ONE members call for the voices of the world’s poorest to be heard

This morning we delivered over 135,000 petition signatures for our Open for Development campaign to 10 Downing Street, home of the UK Prime Minister. Thousands of ONE members are calling for the next set of poverty-busting goals to reflect the views and priorities of people living in poverty, and to be specific, measurable and accountable.…

Meet Adrian, Munch Street Food trader and ONE member of the month

Today our guest blogger is ONE member Adrian Luckie, who along with Neil Adams, founded Munch Street Food.  They are supporting our Global Good Revolution campaign by inviting us along to their exciting UK events to help spread the word. I am passionate about street food and feel that by working with an organisation like ONE,…

Our nutrition campaign races ahead at the London Marathon

I can honestly say I have never been awake for the London Marathon. I like sleeping, and always felt it was a lovely event for two sorts of people that I am not – runners and morning people. So when my alarm went off at 6am (again ONE! Why are you always making me get…

VIDEO: Powder paint fight for global hunger

Young activists in the UK have been getting messy to raise awareness about the biggest ever national campaign to end global hunger.  Ten points if you recognised the Rudyard Kipling poem If which has been re-worked for this film, and ten bonus rock-geek points if you knew that alternative metal band Enter Shikari provided the…

Aid vs Defence: A False Debate

This blog originally appeared in the Huffington Post The aid debate in the UK at the moment needs one of those furniture labels: “highly flammable – keep away from naked flame”. If you go near it with anything at all combustible, you’re likely to get burnt. There’s a big question over whether David Cameron’s reported…