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  • ONE reaction to the 2020 preliminary ODA figures

    Brussels – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) released today its preliminary figures for 2020. ODA provided by the EU institutions in 2020 reached EUR 19.4 billion, an increase of 25.4% in real terms as it mobilised a significant amount of additional funds for COVID-19 related activities and whose…

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  • ONE Campaign reacts to G20 Finance Ministers meeting 

    WASHINGTON DC – In response to the communique released following today’s meeting of G20 Finance Ministers, The ONE Campaign has welcomed the group’s decision to extend the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) until the end of 2021, and its support for the general allocation of $650 billion in IMF Special Drawing Rights. David McNair, ONE’s…

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  • Statement on Gayle Smith appointment to US State Department

    WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken named Gayle E. Smith as Coordinator for Global COVID Response & Health Security at the US State Department. While Gayle Smith, currently President and CEO of The ONE Campaign, is on temporary assignment to the State Department, Tom Hart, currently Executive Director, North America at ONE…

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  • G20 must capitalise on the current momentum and step up for Africa’s economic recovery

    New analysis from the ONE Campaign reveals that over $42 billion for Africa is at stake based on decisions global leaders make in the next three months. These vital funds could be lost if leaders refuse to extend the temporary debt service standstill until the end of 2021 and fail to back the general allocation…

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  • Leading UK NGOs call on Boris Johnson to go further and faster on global vaccine access

    Six of the UK’s leading global health and development NGO’s have written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling on him to go further and faster with steps to secure global vaccine access.

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  • ONE welcomes IMF Board’s decision to back $650 billion in SDRs

    WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty organisation co-founded by Bono, released the below statement following the news that the IMF Executive Board’s support for considering a new allocation of $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, said:  “One year into the pandemic, we’re finally…

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  • COVID’S LOST LEARNING: OVER HALF OF THE WORLD’S 10-YEAR-OLDS CAN’T READ

    Estimates show that by 2030, 750 million people — or around 1 in 10 globally — may not have gained basic literacy skills by the age of 10 LONDON, 22 March 2021: New analysis released today by the ONE Campaign reveals that over half the world’s 10-year-olds could be unable to read and understand a…

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  • ONE responds to G7 Finance Ministers meeting

    In response to the G7’s announcement to back a ‘new and sizeable’ SDRs allocation, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director at ONE, said:  “The G7’s decision is an important milestone in helping countries weather the ongoing pandemic. It is now critical that they build on this momentum, encourage other G20 countries to follow their lead, and back…

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  • ONE Responds to publication of Integrated Review

    ONE’s response to the Integrated Review: “This review says one thing, while the Government does another.”

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  • ONE reacts to frustrating G20 Finance Ministers meeting

    Following the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting where they instructed the IMF to develop a proposal on Special Drawing Rights, Dr David McNair, Global Policy Executive Director at the ONE Campaign, said: “We had high hopes for something concrete to come out of this meeting. A year into the crisis, it’s frustrating…

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