Kathy McKiernan

Kathy is the global director of strategic communications and marketing at ONE. Before joining ONE, she served as the vice president of corporate communications at Time Warner Inc., press secretary to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and assistant press secretary in the White House under the Clinton Administration.

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Bono hits oil companies at CGI for blocking anti-corruption rules

Bono hits oil companies at CGI for blocking anti-corruption rules

ONE’s cofounder Bono took aim at the oil industry today for trying to kill new rules that would help prevent corruption by requiring oil, gas and mining companies to make public what they pay for the rights to extract natural resources in developing countries.   Speaking on a panel moderated by President Bill Clinton a......
Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

On February 26th, Bono spoke at TED to show the progress in the fight against extreme poverty… and what we need to do next. Bono shares the new facts about fighting global poverty: “Forget the rock opera, forget the bombast, my usual tricks. The only thing singing today will be the facts.” By becoming a&hell......
A day for girls and ending child marriage

A day for girls and ending child marriage

“You can’t marginalize more than half of the globe’s population and expect to see any meaningful solutions to the problems that ail the world.” Those powerful words are from Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE and a member of ONE’s board of directors, about the critical need to put women and ......
Bono in TIME on Africa’s ‘resource miracle’

Bono in TIME on Africa’s ‘resource miracle’

ONE is in full-gear on all fronts heading into the G8 meeting this weekend, including our co-founder Bono. In addition to participating in our ONE Street Tweet action (you can see his message in the photo above) and speaking at tomorrow’s Chicago Council Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security, he has written ......
Wrapping up ONE’s work at the Sundance Film Festival

Wrapping up ONE’s work at the Sundance Film Festival

Just got back to DC (and 60 degree weather!?) from snowy Park City, Utah, where the ONE team spent an amazing weekend at the Sundance Film Festival creating a new video campaign to support our big push to get to “the beginning of the end of AIDS” by 2015. It was our first year at…...
Greetings from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!

Greetings from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!

ONE will be reporting live from the Sundance Film Festival in Utah from January 20 to 22. Stay tuned to the ONE Blog for more updates. Greetings from Park City, Utah and the Sundance Film Festival! ONE is on the ground in Park City thanks to the great team at the Sundance Channel, who reached…...

Bono meets with members of Congress

Putting some wind at the back of ONE members who have been lobbying their senators to oppose cuts that will cost lives, our cofounder Bono was in DC this week. He met with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle about the importance of preserving smart, effective programs that are delivering major results…...

Bono on the MDGS in the New York Times

As world leaders converge on New York for the UN General Assembly meeting this week, ONE cofounder Bono writes today in his column for the New York Times that one test of the meeting’s success will be whether leaders recommit to the Millennium Development Goals, “possibly the most visionary deal that most people have neve......

How Africa will change the world

This week we’ve been featuring a wealth of content courtesy of The Globe and Mail which was edited by ONE’s Bono and Bob Geldof on Monday. In one feature on the future of Africa, we asked more than 16 leading figures from Africa and the West to tell us how they think Africa will impact…...

Bono and Bob Geldof guest-edited “Globe and Mail” on newsstands now

It’s been a whirlwind few days in Toronto with ONE’s Bono and Bob Geldof editing today’s Globe and Mail, Canada’s paper of record, and turning the paper’s focus to Africa just as Canada prepares to host world leaders at the upcoming G8 and G20 summits. Late last night Bob wrapped the last headlines and stori......

Bono meets with President Obama

ONE’s co-founder Bono met with President Obama and members of his national security staff earlier today to discuss the Administration’s development strategy heading into the upcoming G8 and G20 meetings in Canada and September’s UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. They talked about Bono’s recent trip to Sen......

Bono on Africa’s Reboot

ONE co-founder Bono has a new column in today’s New York Times, “Africa Reboots,” that keys off, in part, a listening and learning trip Bono and other ONE board members recently took to Senegal, Ghana, Mozambique and Kenya. Bono writes about the unexpected harmony he heard between business leaders and activists on the i......