Ahead of the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in South Korea this week, we asked you to send messages of support to Secretary Clinton to make bold commitments on transparent and accountable aid. And as part of the ONE Act a Week, almost 100 of you responded! In this PDF you can read the messages that ONE members submitted.
In addition to sending your messages in a tweet to the State Department, I also personally delivered your messages to an official member of the US delegation in Busan, South Korea for the Forum.
Robin Matthewman, director of the Bureau for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs at the State Department thanked ONE members for their support and encouragement.
And on Wednesday at the Opening Ceremony we got proof that your messages were heard! Not only did Secretary Clinton deliver a bold speech on development and aid effectiveness to more than 3,000 international participants, but she also announced that the US would be joining the International Aid Transparency Initiative. This is a huge step in making US foreign assistance more transparent and a big win for more accountable, efficient aid.
Thanks for speaking up and letting your voice be heard. And keep an eye on the ONE blog for more news coming out of Busan this week.