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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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  • 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 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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