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  • ONE: Will the G20 show real leadership in partnering with Africa and reject isolationism?

    The G20 will not find long-term solutions for migration, terrorism, and climate without a true partnership with Africa and its youth. July 6th 2017.  The G20 claims to carry the mantle of responsibility for the global economy, and now has to prove that it can fulfill that responsibility despite President Trump’s distracting tactics.   The American…

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  • MEDIA: ONE reacts to G20-Conference “Partnership with Africa”

    Towards a “Merkel plan with Africa”? Following the speeches at the G20-Conference “Partnership with Africa”, Jamie Drummond, cofounder of ONE, says:  “Today’s conference has been a mix of great speeches, intentions and ideas for a G20 Partnership with Africa. There are some great ingredients but now we need the chef.” “African leaders think they’ve found that chef:…

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  • JOINT STATEMENT: UK’s leading aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel

    Today, the UK’s leading aid organisations welcome the reappointment of Priti Patel, but call on Secretary of State not to act unilaterally on UK aid reform.

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  • EU Draft Budget 2018: investments in development are investments in stability

    Today, the European Commission presented its Draft EU Budget for 2018, proposing €160.6 billion in commitments (1.4% more than 2017) and €145.4 billion in payments (8.1% more than 2017). As a part of the Budget, the Commission proposed € 9.6 billion for the EU’s external spending (5.6% less than the €10.2 billion approved in 2017).…

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  • ONE reacts to G7 final communique: “G7 summit sets new low”

    May 27, 2017 — As the G7 summit is over in Taormina, the G7 leaders have agreed on a final communique. Friederike Röder, director at ONE and G7 spokesperson for the organisation, said: “In a year of greatly-diminished expectations, the G7 have managed to set a new low.  The early promise of this summit was…

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  • Voters urged to Speak Up to make election candidates Speak Out for a fairer world

    Anti-poverty group ONE is today calling on the Great British electorate to voice their vision of a fairer and safer world  –  by asking their General Election candidates vying to represent them in the next Parliament to stand up for the world’s poorest  by supporting  UK aid. Launching the ‘Speak Up. Speak Out’ campaign,  ONE’s…

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  • Ignoring Africa would be a terrible mistake for the G7

    Ahead of the G7 Summit in Taormina, ONE calls on the G7 to partner with Africa as both a continent full of opportunities and a continent facing multiple challenges, from famines, displacement crises, extreme poverty, conflicts, and climate change.

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  • ONE responds to aid commitment in party manifestos

    Today, the release of the Conservative Party Manifesto, following the release of Labour and the Liberal Democrats earlier this week, confirmed that three of the most prominent political parties have included the commitment to invest 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) in aid. Kat Sladden, ONE’s Interim UK Director, said: “With the commitment in many…

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  • ONE Campaign: Aid reaches new high but world’s poorest lose out

    Global aid levels reached a record high last year – but less of it is going to fight poverty in the poorest countries. Latest figures released today from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) show that global aid spend reached a high of $142.6 billion in 2016, an increase…

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  • USD100,000 ONE AFRICA AWARD PRIZE GOES TO NIGERIA’S CONNECTED DEVELOPMENT

    The Nigeria-based advocacy group, Connected Development – CODE has walked away with the ninth ONE Africa Award. The Award is granted to civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other groups based in Africa, that have demonstrated commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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