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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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  • New data details critical importance of Global Fund to fights against AIDS, TB, and malaria epidemics

    WASHINGTON — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved 27 million lives in its 16 years of operation. That’s the headline from a new report that shows the effectiveness of the Global Fund and the danger of complacency in the fight against preventable diseases. World leaders will gather in Lyon, France,…

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  • ONE reacts to the State of the European Union 2018

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed today during his last State of the Union speech a new ‘Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs’. In response, Friederike Röder, EU and France Director at The ONE Campaign, said: “President Juncker is setting out a vision of what an Africa-Europe partnership could look like, in…

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  • ONE response to UK announcement on investment in African youth through health and education

    Today the UK Government announced a raft of measures that will be boost investment into the education and health of young people across Sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May ends her three-day trip to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Speaking in response, Kate Critchley, Europe Executive Director, said: “The package…

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  • ONE’s Co-founder meets German Chancellor Merkel before her Africa trip

    Bono: Merkel’s Africa visit is vital, for Europe too Berlin, 28 August 2018 – A couple of days before the Europe leg of the U2 tour kicks off in Berlin, Bono, lead singer of U2 and co-founder of the ONE Campaign, today met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. The ONE Campaign is a…

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  • ONE Responds to Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Africa

    Theresa May is on her first official visit to Africa as Prime Minister, where she is visiting Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. During the visit, the Prime Minister is expected to emphasise the importance of the UK’s partnership with the continent post-Brexit. Speaking about the trip, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of anti-poverty organisation ONE, said:…

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  • EU leaders fail to present a long-term vision for the future of Europe

    Brussels, 29 June 2018 – EU leaders gathered in Brussels for the first Summit since the European Commission released its proposals for the EU’s next seven-year budget. The ONE Campaign released the following statement responding to the Council conclusions: Emily Wigens, interim Brussels Director of the anti-poverty group, ONE, said: “It is positive that EU…

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  • ONE sounds the alarm on leaked European Council conclusions

    Responding to the leaked draft Council conclusions, Emily Wigens, interim Brussels Director of the anti-poverty group, ONE, said: When EU leaders meet on Thursday, they should be discussing their vision for the future of Europe and preparing the next ten years and beyond. However, so far the leaked draft conclusions suggest that the Council is…

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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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