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  • The ONE Campaign Agrees with Malala: Canada Should Lead on Girls Education

    OTTAWA — Today Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, in an address to a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons,  asked the government to take a greater leadership role in educating girls around the world. Representatives from the ONE Campaign were invited to attend Yousafzai’s honorary Canadian citizenship ceremony and her address. ONE’s…

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  • On aid, Budget 2017 fails to fulfill Liberals’ potential to lead

    Budget 2017 fails to deliver new investments to close Canada’s leadership gap in fight against extreme poverty OTTAWA — Upon news that the Trudeau Government’s Budget 2017 contains no new increases in poverty-fighting assistance, ONE’s Canada Director, Stuart Hickox, said: “There’s no doubt about it: this budget is disappointing. The funding level proposed for the…

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  • ONE applauds funding for food crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

    OTTAWA —More than 20 million people are facing extreme food insecurity as a result of conflicts in northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, as well as a devastating drought affecting Somalia. This afternoon Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie committed $119.25…

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  • ONE names Gayle E. Smith president and chief executive officer

    After an extensive worldwide search, the board of The ONE Campaign has named Gayle E. Smith — a top advisor on development issues to two American presidents and one of the world’s leading experts on global development — as president and chief executive officer.

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  • Bono: “Merci, Canada”

    World leaders came together this weekend to make the largest multilateral commitment to a global health project in history, raising nearly US$13 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

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  • African Business leader and Philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, joins Board of The ONE Campaign

    Anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign has welcomed the appointment of Aliko Dangote to its Board.

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  • As critical AIDS conference approaches, Trudeau writes: “Poverty is Sexist”

    Responding to open letter from nearly 100 high-profile signers and more than 200,000 activists around the world, Prime Minister Trudeau pledges to make girls and women focus of aid policy OTTAWA — Responding to an open letter to world leaders by supporters of the ONE Campaign about how extreme poverty disproportionately impacts girls and women,…

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  • ONE reacts to G7 communique

    ISE, Japan — As world leaders concluded their work at the G7 Summit here, the ONE Campaign — the global anti-poverty organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono now with more than 7 million members worldwide — issued the following reaction from Tom Hart, ONE’s Executive Director for North America and Asia: “The world’s most powerful…

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  • ONE applauds Trudeau decision to partner with U.S. on electrification in Africa

    Power Africa is having a transformative impact on the fight against extreme poverty WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today enthusiastically welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement that Canada will partner with the United States on its Power Africa program, which leverages public-private partnerships between American energy companies and African governments to expand the electricity grid on…

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  • Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Bono, George Stroumboulopoulos, Sir Elton John Among Those Helping ONE Say: ‘Poverty is Sexist’

    Open letter and new report highlight how girls and women in extreme poverty suffer the hardest WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Bono, George Stroumboulopoulos, Sir Elton John, and Muhammad Ali are just a few of the 86 high-profile signers of an open letter to world leaders released Monday declaring that ‘poverty is sexist’…

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