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  • ONE Campaign reacts to World Bank Annual Meeting

    WASHINGTON — In response to today’s announcement by the World Bank that it will consider issuing a supplemental of emergency COVID-19 relief, The ONE Campaign released the below statement on the Bank’s decision to not suspend debt service payments for the world’s poorest countries — a critical tool that could help the world’s most vulnerable…

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  • “IT DIDN’T GO FAR ENOUGH” – ONE response to the G20 Finance Ministers meeting

    Following today’s announcement that G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors decided to extend the debt service suspension initiative for the world’s poorest countries until the end of June 2021, and agreed in principle a new Common Framework approach, the ONE Campaign highlights the crucial need to suspend debt payments until the end of 2021. Dr David McNair, ONE’s Executive…

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  • World’s poorest countries fighting COVID-19 with both hands tied behind their backs

    New analysis from the ONE Campaign warns that the world’s poorest countries could be denied $51 billion to help fight COVID-19 if international creditors refuse to offer a temporary debt service standstill during next week’s G20 and IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. The anti-poverty organisation highlights that the world’s poorest countries are dealing with a two-pronged…

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  • ONE responds to news that COVID-19 may push 150 million people into extreme poverty

    In response to the World Bank’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020: Reversals of Fortune report that COVID-19 may push 150 million people into extreme poverty, Gayle Smith, CEO and President of the ONE Campaign, said: “This report is yet another stark reminder that the pandemic will continue to wreak its worst on the world’s most…

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  • Global crises demand strengthened cooperation and solidarity

    The ONE Campaign, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CONCORD, Cooperatives Europe, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP),  The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and VOICE call on EU leaders to reverse cuts to EU budget funds for partner countries and reinforce solidarity with crisis-affected people. Ahead of…

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    New Tracker Shows World Still Lagging On Vaccine Access – ONE launches new Vaccine Access Tracker, as CEO Gayle Smith speaks at UN event

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  • ONE responds to news that world has passed 1 million deaths due to COVID-19

    “This milestone is far more than a simple statistic. It represents a million separate tragedies – a million lives cut short and a million families left to cope.”

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  • Britain rejects ‘vaccine nationalism’

    New polling commissioned for ONE shows that the British public reject ‘vaccine nationalism’, instead supporting efforts to make sure that when a vaccine for COVID-19 is found, it is made available to people everywhere.

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  • ONE’s response to Africa reaching over the 1 million COVID-19 cases

    In response to the announcement that Africa has reached over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, Edwin Ikhuoria, Africa Executive Director of the ONE Campaign, said:  “Although Africa has been spared of the high numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, compared to other continents, the 1 million mark sounds an alarming bell for the continent. To put…

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  • A bad deal for the world’s poorest. ONE reacts to the EU’s budget deal

    Brussels – European Union leaders have reportedly closed a deal on the Multiannual Financial Framework following four days and four nights of intense negotiations. The European Council agreed on a budget of € 98.4 bn to cover the EU’s external priorities including  €70.8 bn  for the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), mainly composed…

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