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  • ONE reacts to the G20 Leaders’ Summit

    Speaking from Rome, Emily Wigens, EU Director at the ONE Campaign, said:  “The G20 fell short of delivering collective action needed to tackle the pandemic despite progress on climate and commitments from some individual countries and the efforts of the Italian Presidency.  “The support expressed for the 70% global vaccination goal raises the real possibility of…

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  • Act now or face a decade-long pandemic, warn campaigners

    Rome, 28th October. As the G20 leaders prepare to meet in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic, new analysis released by the ONE Campaign today reveals the chief obstacles standing in the way of global efforts to end the pandemic. The analysis shows that a key challenge remains the uneven distribution…

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  • A failure to take decisive action to end the pandemic

    ONE and Global Citizen react to the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings and G20/G7 meetings   Reacting to the end of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, Dr David McNair, Executive Director of Global Policy at the ONE Campaign, said: “This could have been a game-changing moment in the fight against COVID-19. It wasn’t. The pandemic is…

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    New analysis projects world could fall short of new target by 1.2 billion people   OTTAWA — As world leaders meet today at the global COVID-19 summit convened by President Joe Biden, new analysis released by The ONE Campaign highlights the pressing need for countries to seize this opportunity to accelerate efforts to get vaccines…

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  • “A decidedly underwhelming result” – ONE reacts to the Global Education Summit

    Following today’s Global Education Summit announcements where donors raised around $4 billion, and 18 Heads of State endorsed President Kenyatta’s domestic call to action and committed to $192 billion in domestic funding for education for the next five years, the ONE Campaign has released the following statement. Speaking about what the outcome of the GES…

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  • ONE responds to joint GPE pledge announced at G7 Summit

    G7 and EU leaders have agreed on a joint pledge of $2.75 billion ahead of the upcoming Global Partnership for Education (GPE) replenishment conference, far below the requested 70% ($3.5 billion) of the $5 billion ask. Reacting to the announcement, Edwin Ikhuoria, ONE Africa’s Executive Director, said: “$2.75 billion is a start, but G7 and…

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  • ONE Responds to final day of Carbis Bay G7

    Though the summit had high potential, this was not delivered, putting the world’s ability to fight the pandemic at risk. Responding globally for ONE: Edwin Ikhuoria, executive director for Africa at The ONE Campaign, said:  “Leaders arrived at this summit with a global crisis raging around us. While there has been some progress, the hard truth…

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  • Summit signals crunch time in global vaccine race

    “No excuses left” as G7 leaders gather at Carbis Bay With the leaders of the G7 group of advanced economies preparing to meet in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic, global activists have urged them not to waste this critical opportunity to revitalise the race to get COVID-19 vaccines around…

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  • Canada Can and Must Share Vaccines Now

    To reduce the grossly imbalanced distribution of vaccines globally and put an end to COVID everywhere, Canada must join other wealthy countries in donating doses through COVAX. For every 10 Canadians who can access a dose, start sharing 1 dose with frontline health workers and vulnerable people in lower-income countries — now, not later. Ottawa,…

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  • Canadian organizations welcome G7 commitment on girls’ education, and call for funding to back ambition

    A leading coalition of Canadian education organizations, the Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG), welcomes the newly announced G7 Declaration, Girls Education: The Heart of COVID-19 Recovery and Unlocking Agenda 2030. Launched at the G7 Foreign and Development Ministerial meeting, the Declaration includes clear commitments to address the challenges faced by children around the…

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