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  • ONE reacts to the G7 Summit

    “The Trudeau government has put together a series of meaningful steps forward for girls and women.” QUEBEC CITY, Canada (June 9, 2018) — The ONE Campaign, the international policy and advocacy organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty and the spread of preventable diseases in Africa, released the following statements: Bono,…

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  • ONE seeks greater safeguards for world’s poorest in EU external budget

    Brussels, 14 June 2018. Today the European Commission released its proposal for the new structure of the EU’s external financing programmes in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Commission presented a single external financing instrument in a bid to ensure greater flexibility. Responding to the Commission’s proposal for a so-called ‘single instrument’, Emily Wigens,…

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  • ONE welcomes commitments to girls education at G7 summit

    “The best tool for helping someone climb out of extreme poverty is a good job” QUEBEC CITY, Canada — The ONE Campaign, the international policy and advocacy organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty and the spread of preventable diseases in Africa, released the following statement today welcoming an announcement at…

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  • G7 countries take important step for empowering girls and women

    QUEBEC CITY, Canada — The ONE Campaign, the international policy and advocacy organization to fight extreme poverty and the spread of preventable diseases in Africa, released the following statement today applauding the announcement of a new commitment by the development finance institutions of the G7 countries to mobilize US$3 billion by 2020 for investment in…

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  • ONE responds to IDC Inquiry on ‘Definition and Administration of ODA’

    Today [Tuesday, 5th June], the International Development Committee (IDC) published the results of an inquiry into aid spending across Whitehall, including by departments other than DFID. The report found that aid spent by these other departments was less effective and less poverty focused than DFID spending, and also that levels of transparency and value for…

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  • ONE responds to Elysee’s announcement on 2019 Global Fund replenishment conference: « France takes the lead in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. »

    Paris, 16th of May 2018 – The ONE Campaign welcomes France’s announcement that it will host the Global Fund replenishment conference in 2019. This conference should enable the Global Fund to mobilise necessary funds to fight these killer diseases over the next three years and help end them by 2030. Friederike Röder, France director of…

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  • Alarm bells ring as Commission sets out EU priorities for next seven year budget

    Commissioner Oettinger revealed today the European Commission’s financial proposals for the EU’s next seven-year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Commission suggests a budget of  €123 billion in current prices to cover all of the EU’s external priorities – including EU aid. Emily Wigens, interim Brussels Director at anti-poverty group, The ONE Campaign, said:…

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  • ONE responds to CHOGM Communique

    Speaking at the end of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Senior UK Policy and Advocacy Manager Lorriann Robinson said: We welcome the commitment by Commonwealth leaders to halve the number of malaria cases by 2023. This is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, so steps to tackle it will have a huge impact for…

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  • New rules against money laundering approved by the Parliament: Now we need to focus on implementing them, NGOs say

    Today the European Parliament approved the revision of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive during its plenary session in Strasbourg. These new rules will strengthen the fight against corruption and money laundering in the EU and in developing countries by making public who owns and controls European companies. However, the revised rules fail to extend full…

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  • ONE Responds to International Development Secretary’s speech on UK aid

    Penny Mordaunt MP, the Secretary of State for International Development,  set out her vision for the UK’s role in the global fight against poverty at a speech in London on Thursday 12 April. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “UK aid boosts global security and prosperity, so Penny Mordaunt is right to…

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  • Global aid stalls despite increasing need: Falling aid levels show donor’s wavering commitments

    Global aid levels have effectively flatlined, according to data released the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), who today released preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures for 2017. Overall aid levels fell to $146.6 billion in 2017 (down 0.6% from 2016 in real terms) – due to a decrease in…

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