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  • ONE welcomes the European Parliament’s commitment to end poverty and lead on the Sustainable Development Agenda

    Brussels – The European Parliament voted to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to achieve the 0.7% of GNI to development aid in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) at the Plenary session at Strasbourg. The amendment to include a mention of 0.7% GNI/ODA in the European Parliament’s MFF Interim report received an overwhelming support from the Plenary.…

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  • ONE calls the European Parliament to put the EU on track to end extreme poverty

    Brussels – The European Parliament will vote on the Interim Report on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) on Wednesday 14 November. Ahead of the Parliament’s Plenary session, ONE is calling the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to allocate 0.7% of GNI to development aid (ODA) and put the EU…

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  • Troubling message for global health at Global Financing Facility replenishment

    OSLO, Norway — Donor governments and key partners today pledged US$1 billion at the replenishment conference for the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility, which aims to partner with 50 low-income countries to prevent more than 5 million mothers and children from dying from preventable conditions. Organisers had set a target of US$2 billion. The ONE Campaign, the…

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  • EU leaders fail to look beyond migration

    Brussels –  EU leaders gathered in Brussels on 18th October for the European Council. The ONE Campaign released the following statement responding to the Council conclusions: Friederike Röder, EU and France Director at The ONE Campaign, said in response to the Council conclusions: “EU leaders are once again being short sighted when looking to our…

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  • It’s time to move from words to actions on an equal partnership with Africa

    ONE calls EU leaders to increase aid in the EU’s next long-term budget Brussels – Ahead of the next European Council meeting on 17-18 October, ONE is calling EU leaders to start building up a new partnership with Africa on equal footing. One key element to set off this partnership is that EU leaders commit to…

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  • “A great day for global health”: ONE welcomes WHO’s Global Action Plan presented at World Health Summit

    Berlin, 16 October 2018. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) presented its Global Action Plan (GAP) at the World Health Summit (WHS) in Berlin. It represents the start of processes in which everyone in global health is to jointly work on a roadmap until September 2019 to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 (a healthy life…

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  • Powerful new film sheds light on sexism trapping millions of young girls in extreme poverty

    WASHINGTON – To mark International Day of the Girl tomorrow, October 11th, The ONE Campaign, and award-winning creative agency Don’t Panic, have joined forces to release a powerful new video ‘When I Grow Up…’, to highlight the fact that millions of girls are denied the future of their choice because poverty is sexist. Girls are…

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  • ONE Announces Influential Leadership Network to Accelerate Mission-Driven Resources

    The ONE Campaign, the global nonprofit organization cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty, is delighted to announce the creation of the new Global Leadership Circle to recognize and engage a diverse group of top financial supporters and champions who share ONE’s deep commitment to helping the world’s poorest.

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  • ONE Campaign reaction to exposure of grand corruption in Liberia and Zambia

    This week, two African governments launched investigations into grand corruption. Liberia exposed the discovery of missing bank notes equal to 5% of its GDP, while Zambia launched an investigation into alleged mismanagement of education and social protection programmes. Donors supporting these Zambian programmes have suspended their support pending investigations. Rudo  Kwaramba-Kayombo, Africa Executive Director for…

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  • ONE Statement on Government Response to IDC inquiry on aid definition

    Today the Government has issued its response to the International Development Committee’s inquiry into the Definition and Administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA). While the Government welcomed the report in general, some of the committee’s recommendations* were not accepted. Speaking on the Government’s response, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “Like going…

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