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  • The ONE Campaign responds to merger of DFID and FCO

    Today, Prime Minster Boris Johnson announced the merger of The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign strongly criticised the move, calling it a “loss for global Britain and the world’s poorest”

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  • ONE reacts to the European Commission’s new long-term budget proposal

    Brussels – The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the long-awaited recovery package. The proposal includes a revised €1.100 trillion long-term budget, as well as a new €750 billion recovery fund. Amongst the revised figures are €118.2 billion for external spending (Heading 6), an increase of €9.3 billion, or  8.5% compared…

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  • ONE launches #PassTheMic – Because none of us are safe until all of us are safe

    Celebrities from across the world have joined forces with frontline workers, health, economic and policy experts to launch #PassTheMic, in a video announcing a social media takeover to call for a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • ONE reacts to the Coronavirus Global Response Event

    Earlier today, at The Coronavirus Global Response event, donors committed €7.4 billion to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines and treatment.

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  • ONE Responds to UK Pledge to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

    The UK Government announced it will pledge funding to support Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. This money will help protect over 300 million children from killer diseases through vaccination and contribute to saving more than 7 million lives over the next five years.

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  • ONE responds to G20 decision to suspend debt repayments

    Today, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors agreed to suspend debt repayments for the world’s poorest countries for the remainder of 2020 as part of its COVID-19 action plan. This includes supporting a time-bound suspension on government debt and calling on private creditors and multilateral development banks to follow suit.

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  • ONE reacts to the EU global response to COVID-19

    Brussels – The EU released a global response package to support partner countries in their efforts to address COVID-19. The financial package amounts to €15.6 billion from existing external action resources, with 31% of geographically earmarked funds allocated to Africa. Emily Wigens, EU Director at The ONE Campaign said:  “Mobilizing €15.6 billion to support a…

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    London, Thursday 2nd April 2020.  Activists from The ONE Campaign today urged the world’s leaders to come together to commit to a coordinated global response to beat Covid-19 and prevent the pandemic being even more damaging, especially among the world’s most vulnerable people. In the three months since China first notified the WHO of the…

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  • ONE reacts to the EU’s new strategy with Africa

    Brussels – Today, the European Commission released a new communication “Towards a comprehensive strategy with Africa”, which will start discussions with African partners, with the intention of jointly defining a partnership agenda at the 6th Summit between the African Union and the European Union in October.  Emily Wigens, EU Director at the anti-poverty group ONE,…

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  • ONE responds to launch of Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development

    Today (Wednesday, 26 February 2020) the UK Government launched its Integrated Review of foreign policy, defence, security and international development. As the Government it will re-examine the UK’s priorities and objectives internationally, anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign urged the Government to ensure the review looks to the future. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of ONE, said:…

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