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Africa comes to Washington DC

Africa comes to Washington DC

ONE quoted in today’s Washington Post: ‘There are signs of a change even when it comes to the push for development. Three decades ago, Western pop stars recorded “We Are the World” to raise money in response to the Ethiopian famine; recently the ONE campaign helped gather 2.2 million signatures from Africans u......
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.   “The eradication of poverty is not just about getting to zero, it is also about staying there,” said Helen Clark, the head of the United Nations Development Programme, which released the ......
10 Ways to remember Nelson Mandela – this week and every week

10 Ways to remember Nelson Mandela – this week and every week

How will you remember Nelson Mandela? There are many ways to commemorate the life and struggle of a remarkable man. We’ve come up with ten – but we’d like to hear what your plans are. Friday July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, launched by the UN and inspired by a call from the man…...
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 yesterday, in its annual review of the Millennium Development Goals – clear, measurable targets for improving peoples’ lives around the world. You can see th......
US vs Ghana shows why Africa needs power

US vs Ghana shows why Africa needs power

Ghanaians watch the Black Stars play in the FIFA World Cup 2010 in Ghana at a local bar. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.  Something to keep in mind when you watch the World Cup match between the US and Ghana: “The average refrigerator in the United States consumes more electricity each year than the average person in&hel......
Clooney urges action on Sudan

Clooney urges action on Sudan

Clooney with South Sudan village elder. Photo credit: Enough Project. “Sudan may be the world’s most murderous conflict. But the suffering of its people has been obscured, redacted, made silent,” says an op-ed on Vice News. The piece is written by George Clooney and John Prendergast. Together, they aim to break through ......
What’s our “Secret Sauce”?

What’s our “Secret Sauce”?

How does ONE work? A blog post by Jamie Drummond, our cofounder, tackles the subject in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Entitled ‘Scrutinizing ONE’s “Secret Sauce” for Global Social Change,’ the article looks at how the organization tries to fuse practicality, idealism and pop culture in pursuit of th......
ONE leaders join call for action to free kidnapped Nigerian girls

ONE leaders join call for action to free kidnapped Nigerian girls

The plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram has caused a tide of sympathy and alarm to sweep around the world, with millions joining the call to help. The latest sign of how this tragedy has sparked global concern: a group of over 40 eminent individuals…...
Rwanda’s sadness – and its success

Rwanda’s sadness – and its success

Rwanda has marked the anniversary of the genocide that took more than 800,000 lives in 1994. It was a somber moment for the African nation, a chance to remember many lives lost and the failure of international community to act to protect lives. Yet as Michael Gerson noted, it is also an opportunity to remember…...
ONE mourns passing of former Chairman Peter D. Bell

ONE mourns passing of former Chairman Peter D. Bell

ONE was sad to learn of the passing of Peter D. Bell, a former Chairman of ONE, as well as former President and CEO of CARE.  Bell was the first Chairman of ONE, from 2004 to 2006, a formative stage for the organization.  “He was an incredibly gracious, thoughtful, elder statesman for the emerging coalition…...
Kwibuka: Remember Rwanda’s genocide

Kwibuka: Remember Rwanda’s genocide

In Kigali and across the country, Rwandans gathered to mark the anniversary of the deaths of nearly a million people in a terrible conflict. A flame of remembrance was carried across the country to the national genocide memorial, where it will burn for 100 days.