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  • Global aid reached all-time high in 2016 – but poorest still lost out

    ONE Campaign warns of worrying trend undermining latest DAC figures Confirmation that global aid reached record levels in 2016 was marred by affirmation of a worrying trend showing the world’s poorest countries are receiving a smaller share each year. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) released its final findings…

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  • ONE responds to reports that UK aid will be used to “shakeup” foreign policy

    Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of the ONE Campaign, said:  “International aid already serves our national interest by helping to create a healthier, safer and more prosperous world. “UK aid is already some of the most transparent in the world, in part because successive governments have learnt from the ‘arms for aid’ Pergau Dam scandal that…

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  • EU moves in the right direction with new rules against money laundering but stumbles on trusts

    Brussels, 15 DECEMBER 2017. Today the European Parliament and the EU Member States reached a political deal on new anti-money laundering rules. These will strengthen the fight against corruption and terrorist financing in the EU and third countries by making public who owns and controls EU companies. However, The ONE Campaign, which alongside organisations like…

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  • Global development champion David Cameron joins ONE Campaign Board

    David Cameron, the former UK Prime Minister, has joined the Board of Directors of anti-poverty advocacy organisation The ONE Campaign, in an unpaid role. Announcing Mr Cameron’s appointment, the Chair of ONE’s Board, Tom Freston, said: “David Cameron is a global development champion and has been a tremendous advocate for Britain’s leadership role in fighting…

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  • UK’s anti-corruption commitment must be backed by quick action

    ONE today congratulates the Government’s plans to  publish new draft legislation on the creation of a register of the beneficial ownership of overseas companies as part of its new Anti-Corruption Strategy. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of ONE, said the plans – which include appointing a new Anti-Corruption Champion, along with the new public registers of…

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  • 41 NGOs call on the EU to take action to curb corruption

    8 December 2017 – Brussels. In the lead up to International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 41 NGOs stand alongside anti-corruption activists to call on the EU to deliver strong transparency measures at its upcoming Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) negotiations on Wednesday, 13th December 2017. Evidence from the World Bank suggests that 70%…

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  • ONE welcomes EU’s leading role supporting education

    5 December 2017 – Brussels. Today, Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, announced EU’s additional contribution of €100 million to the Global Partnership for Education. Valentina Barbagallo, Brussels Policy and Advocacy Manager at ONE, said: “Today the EU took a pathfinding step as the first donor to pledge additional €100 million to…

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  • AU-EU Summit: A disappointment for the future of Africa’s youth

    ABIDJAN –  As the 5th Summit between the African Union and the European Union comes to a close, the final joint declaration between Heads of State signed today regrettably represents a missed opportunity for the EU and AU to align their promises to the growing needs faced by Africa. AU and EU leaders need to…

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  • ONE: Empty promises will not create the 22 million jobs Africa needs each year

    ABIDJAN –  ONE is calling on EU and African leaders to take concrete action and support a renewed  partnership based on quantifiable commitments to empower Africa’s youth and improve governance and accountability. The 5th African Union-European Union Summit held in Abidjan, on 29-30 November, is a major opportunity to launch an ambitious 2018-2020 roadmap for…

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  • Ambitious vision lacking in EU’s 2018 budget, say NGOs

    In the early hours of this morning, after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018. Finance Ministers rejected the European Parliament’s proposal to increase external spending and agreed to limit funding at €9.57 billion, a decrease of €868 million, or 8%,…

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