ONE is a global campaigning and advocacy organization of more
than three million people taking action to end extreme poverty and
Through the actions of donor nations, African leaders and citizens, the private sector, and passionate individuals around the world, extreme poverty has been cut in half in just 20 years. We at ONE have played our part in helping to eliminate African debt, made the fight against AIDS a global priority, built a movement against hunger and malnutrition, and campaigned for increased transparency and accountability. But there is much more to be done and it will require effort from everyone—every government, every corporation, every civil society organization … every one of us.
ONE plays a strategic role in the fight to virtually end extreme poverty by campaigning to:
…spur critical investments in food security that could lift 50 million Africans out of poverty and reduce chronic malnutrition for 25 million children …and allow entire populations to thrive.
…expand efforts to begin the end of AIDS in our generation …and save more than three million lives annually from preventable diseases.
…ensure assistance, budgets, and extractive revenues are used effectively...to enable citizens to determine their own destinies.
…secure global funding for development that won’t break any budget…but could help break the cycle of extreme poverty.
2012 was a tumultuous year around the world, with many regions seeing austerity measures. There was the usual round of elections and governments in transition.
As a consequence, we were faced with a difficult environment while advocating for the programs we care about. We learned many lessons, which will be of great use in our advocacy efforts.
While not everything is included in this year’s annual report, we have featured some highlights from 2012 of which we are particularly proud.
In 2012, we helped secure the launch of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition and helped hold African leaders accountable for agriculture commitments.
(RED) partner contributions reached $200 million in donations to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Fought for the adoption of historic regulations for extractives transparency and accountability in the US and EU.
Protected EU and US funding from potentially disastrous cuts.
Our three million members represent over 190 countries around the world.
In 2012 our members:
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