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Japeth Omojuwa: ‘What factivism means to me’

Japeth Omojuwa: ‘What factivism means to me’

Japheth Omojuwa, founder of www.omojuwa.com, one of the most popular political websites in Nigeria.  In the run up to the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, ONE is on a mission to spread the idea of Factivism far and wide. Our focus on fact-based activism is the driving force in our mission to end extreme…

Factivist mission #2: share the facts

In the run up to the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, ONE is on a mission to spread the idea of Factivism far and wide. Our focus on fact-based activism is the driving force in our mission to end extreme poverty.   Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is…

Our mission at the United Nations General Assembly? Factivism.

ONE CEO Michael Elliott briefs ONE members on our activities at the UN General Assembly next week.  Over the course of four days each year in mid-September, New York City plays host to presidents, prime ministers, global activists, business leaders and thousands of influential people from all around the world for the UN General Assembly…

The most successful anti-poverty push in history…

The most successful anti-poverty push in history…

Back in 2000, leaders from 189 nations signed on to the UN Millennium Development Goals. According to the UN, they’re the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. But how close are we to achieving these goals with less than 1,000 days to go?

Announcing the 2013 DATA Report: Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation

With less than 1,000 days to go until the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ONE’s flagship DATA Report has a special focus in 2013, tracking how developing countries are progressing on these ambitious targets using the ‘MDG Progress Index’.  The 2013 DATA Report: Financing the Fight for Africa’s Transformation also measures how sub-Saharan…

Make yourself heard with ONE’s new ‘You Choose’ campaign says D’banj

This January, two years away from the expiry of the 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the post 2015 agenda has already created a buzz in Monrovia and Johannesburg. As Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hosts the United Nations High Level Panel on the post-2015 Development framework this week, I was privileged to have joined an…

New UNAIDS Report Highlights Disparities for Marginalized Populations

This morning—less than two weeks before World AIDS Day—UNAIDS released their annual Global Report, which provides a comprehensive look at where we stand in the AIDS epidemic.  As always, it’s stacked with useful data on a variety of topics, but this year’s report doesn’t include many of the new headline stats that we’re used to…

Gordon Brown: Help us put 61 million children in school

In this blog post, former UK Prime Minister and newly appointed UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown explains how activists can help provide every child in the world with a decent education through a new UN initiative, Education First. Education, we all know, is the foundation of a better life –- not just…