Ten Years Together.
Working with partners, governments, and more than 6 million ONE members, we’ve made amazing progress on extreme poverty.
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Success! The US House of Representatives passes the Electrify Africa Act, a bill that will help bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa for the first time.

Our report showed that if women worldwide had the same access to resources as men, they could boost agricultural production and help lift 100 to 150 million people out of hunger.

Video: Cocoa na Chocolate, a call to support agriculture in Africa.

ONE created Youth Ambassador programs in UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy - young activists who are leaders in the fight against extreme poverty.

On target: UK government confirmed it has met its 44-year promise to spend 0.7% of national income on international development – enough for a child to be vaccinated every two seconds.
The European Parliament sealed a deal that means citizens in Africa will know how much money oil, gas and mining companies pay to their governments.

Video: Bono at Ted: The good news on poverty.

Watching: ONE's campaign reminded German voters and candidates of the importance of the fight against extreme poverty, called Ich Schaue Hin: “I see the challenges, and I am not going to look away.”

Agit8: Songs of Protest, calling for change at the G8 summit.

You Choose, ONE's pilot program in Malawi, South Africa and Zambia asked ordinary citizens: “Tell us one thing the government can do to improve your future.”

Tweet the Street: Taking it on the road

Prime Minister David Cameron called on world leaders to tackle malnutrition at a Global Hunger Summit during the London Olympics, with British gold medal winner Mo Farah, Brazilian football legend Pelé, and Ethiopian champion Haile Gebrselassie.


In 2012 there were 205.8 million malaria cases globally, down from 226.1 million in 2000.

ONE and (RED) formally joined forces and (RED) partner contributions reached $200 million to the Global Fund.

ONE's first membership action in Africa, the Hungry No More campaign. A petition calling for more investments in agriculture is delivered to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete.

Video: The F Word: Famine is the Real Obscenity.


In sub-Saharan Africa in 2000, there were 87 million children in primary school. By 2011, that had increased to more than 130 million.

Together: ONE and (RED) partnered for World AIDS Day, bringing together US Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton with Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete.

Video: Why Bother? Showing how smart programs are saving lives.

ONE hosted a symposium in Johannesburg that highlighted innovative technology that can unleash Africa’s economic potential and promote sustainable development - part of our focus on Africa's dynamism.

Haiti tile: After an earthquake devastated Haiti, leaving over one million homeless, ONE campaigned for Haiti debt relief. ONE's Executive Director Tom Hart delivered a petition with over 150,000 signatures to the International Monetary Fund.

Bob Geldof and Bono edit the Globe and Mail newspaper of Canada ahead of the G8 and G20 summits in that country.

Result! The US Congress passed a landmark law on transparency in the extractive industries - a major breakthrough towards ending corruption, promoting human rights, and protecting investors.

Video: UK One Vote

Video: Bill and Melinda Gates and ONE launch the Living Proof campaign - stories of progress in the fight against extreme poverty.


Saving lives: In 2002, there were just 300,000 people on antiretroviral drugs globally. By 2009 that had soared to 5.2 million people.

ONE released the 2009 DATA Report. Both the Italian and French governments, which were identified as lagging in their foreign aid, said that they will meet their commitments.

Video: U2 360 tour, with video appearance by Desmond Tutu

Hunger: Responding to the food price crisis, world leaders at the G8 Summit agreed to the L'Aquila Global Food Security Initiative to help agriculture and food security.

President Obama's 2010 budget requested $3 billion in global poverty assistance.

Campaigning: The ONE Bus made its debut at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in the US.

The DATA Report is launched by Bob Geldof, Bono, and singer Angelique Kidjo. It showed an increase of more than $3 billion in overseas development assistance since the 2005 G8.

Video: Idol Gives Back

Food price crisis shook many countries. The World Development Report called for greater investment in agriculture in developing countries, and the World Bank creates a new $1-1/2 billion financing facility for food.

The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is expanded for $48 billion over 5 years after sustained campaigning by ONE, partners and activists.

The first ONE Campus Challenge mobilized college students across the US in the fight against extreme poverty.

Video: OnebyOne. Asking for your voice.

The Global Fund's second replenishment meeting in Berlin ended with $9.7 billion pledged for the period 2008-2010, more than twice as much as in the previous round of funding.

Bono, Bob Geldof, Herbert Gronemeyer, Ngozi Okonja-Iweala and ONE co-founder Jamie Drummond launched the 2007 DATA Report in Germany to persuade Chancellor Angela Merkel to keep G8 commitments to Africa.


The Global Fund announced that it had saved 1.8 million lives since 2002, through its work on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria .

Numbers: DATA publishes its first annual Report, with a foreword by Nelson Mandela. It tracks each G8 country's progress on their commitments to Africa and holds them accountable.

Video: Bono at National Prayer breakfast.

Video: Brian Williams and NBC News traveled to Africa.

Bono and Bobby Shriver announced the creation of (RED). Companies sign up to produce (RED) products that will contribute profits to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Bono was guest editor of the UK newspaper The Independent. The newspaper invited him in order to highlight the launch of (RED).

Breakthrough: World leaders at the Gleneagles G8 meeting in the UK agreed to universal AIDS treatment access, the US President's Malaria Initiative, and $25 billion in development assistance for Africa.

Bob Geldof, Bono and DATA staff met G8 leaders to argue for 100% debt cancellation for 42 countries.

Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates are Time Magazine Persons of the Year.

On stage: The Live8 concerts - an amazing global spectacle to persuade world leaders to make a commitment to fighting extreme poverty in Africa.

Video: Nelson Mandela's speech in London's Trafalgar Square.

The beginning: Activists, celebrities and faith leaders gathered at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to announce the launch of a global poverty campaign and coalition called ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History.

Bono testified to Congress on HIV/AIDS, development and poverty.

As part of our work to raise public awareness and drive a stronger US response to the AIDS crisis in Africa, Brad Pitt joined DATA and ONE on a listening and learning trip to Africa.

New thinking: British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced that he would establish a Commission for Africa in advance of the 2005 G8 Summit, after a suggestion from Bob Geldof.


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