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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?
UN: Take poverty to zero – and keep it there

UN: Take poverty to zero – and keep it there

Amazing progress on reducing poverty could be lost unless we act to stop vulnerable people sliding back, a new report warns. It's based on the latest human development index rankings - one of the most detailed insights into how the world is doing on reducing poverty.
Can the world stay on track with Millennium Development Goals?

Can the world stay on track with Millennium Development Goals?

Can the world take the vital next steps towards ending global poverty? Or will we let progress slip away? That’s the challenge that the United Nations outlined recently, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world.
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 extr......

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…...
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?

The 10 things I can’t live without

If you received a second chance at life, what would become precious to you? This is a question that UNAIDS asked seven people from across Africa who are alive thanks to antiretroviral treatment. At ONE we were thrilled to read that today, more than 7 million people across Africa have access to lifesaving HIV treatment.&hellip......

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 ......