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This is not a one person, one country, or one continent problem

Agnes Kalibata is the UN’s special envoy for the Food System’s Summit and president of AGRA (Growing Africa’s Agriculture). We interviewed her as as part of our #PassTheMic series. Here’s some of what she had to say in the interview. This is probably the first time that mankind has had one common enemy in the…

ONE World: Global pandemic demands global response

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people all over the world are increasingly standing in solidarity with each other to beat the virus. But as we live through this, the cold hard fact about the COVID-19 pandemic is clear – it will inevitably wreak its worst on the people, communities, and countries that are least able to…

Three ways African leaders can tackle food insecurity

Many African countries depend entirely on agriculture for economic growth — but many people have nothing to eat. As we commemorate the Africa Day of Food and Nutrition Security, we bring to light three immediate steps that need serious attention if our leaders are to find solutions to starvation and malnutrition on the continent. 2019…

Namibia’s First Lady and ONE fight gender-based violence

Millions of women around the world experience violence simply because of their gender. In Namibia, Southern Africa, one in three women in long-term relationships report physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives, at the hands of their partner. News reporting plays a big role in either fuelling or helping to prevent violence…

14 facts about AIDS you need to know

Thirty years ago, HIV/AIDS swept the globe largely unchecked, and a diagnosis was seen as a death sentence. Two decades later, we’ve made amazing progress – AIDS-related deaths are down by half – but the good news makes the bad news worse. This good news may be hiding a big problem. The incredible progress the…

Innovative women are growing successful farms in Senegal

To celebrate International Day for Rural Women, women across Senegal gathered at a three-day event to share their success stories and challenges and learn from each other. ONE joined the celebrations organised by Group of Initiatives for Social Progress/West Africa Region (GIPS/WAR), alongside Oxfam, village leaders, religious leaders and local authorities. Water — the stuff of…

Zero Hunger

Dive Deeper With the conclusion of the MDGs in 2015, the percentage of undernourished people declined from 19% in 1990 to 11% in 2014., even though global population rose by 2 billion during that time. However, since 2014, the number of undernourished people in the world has risen reaching 815 million people in 2016, with…

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Good Health and Well-being

Dive Deeper The world has a plan and the tools needed to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. But achieving this is not a foregone conclusion. In the more than three decades since HIV/AIDS was first discovered, the disease has taken the lives of 35 million people around the world. In 2016…

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

Dive Deeper The 21st century could – and should – be Africa’s century. At the turn of the millennium, optimism about Africa’s growth was strong. However, this was soon put to the test when the fall in commodity prices and the Arab Spring curbed Africa’s growth rate significantly. Steadily, skepticism replaced optimism when talking about…

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No Poverty

Dive Deeper Good progress has been made to end extreme poverty. However, even though poverty rates have halved since 2000, there are still 783 million people (10.9% of the global population) living on less than $1.90 a day. The progress has been uneven and vulnerable countries like the least developed countries (LDCs) and fragile states…

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This just in: AIDS is still a crisis

You may not know it from watching the news or listening to policymakers, but AIDS is still a crisis.  New data released last week shows that the world is off track to reach key targets for HIV treatment and prevention by 2020. This puts us dangerously at risk of falling behind in the global fight…