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  • New rules against money laundering approved by the Parliament: Now we need to focus on implementing them, NGOs say

    Today the European Parliament approved the revision of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive during its plenary session in Strasbourg. These new rules will strengthen the fight against corruption and money laundering in the EU and in developing countries by making public who owns and controls European companies. However, the revised rules fail to extend full…

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  • ONE Responds to International Development Secretary’s speech on UK aid

    Penny Mordaunt MP, the Secretary of State for International Development,  set out her vision for the UK’s role in the global fight against poverty at a speech in London on Thursday 12 April. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “UK aid boosts global security and prosperity, so Penny Mordaunt is right to…

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  • Global aid stalls despite increasing need: Falling aid levels show donor’s wavering commitments

    Global aid levels have effectively flatlined, according to data released the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), who today released preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures for 2017. Overall aid levels fell to $146.6 billion in 2017 (down 0.6% from 2016 in real terms) – due to a decrease in…

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  • 19 African and International NGOs call for the Alliance with the Sahel to guarantee sustainable change in the region

    The Sahel is at the forefront of Africa’s opportunities and challenges, yet despite noteworthy efforts to improve conditions in the region, the situation continues to deteriorate. As concerned civil society from Africa and Europe, we welcome the potential of the new Alliance with the Sahel, which seeks to accelerate and increase development efforts in the…

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  • International women: ONE searches for inspirational people who have a global impact

    Ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), The ONE Campaign is asking for communities to nominate a women they know who has helped others around the world. ONE is looking for ‘International Women’ – individuals who have given their time or expertise helping people in some of the world’s poorest countries – either by visiting…

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  • GPE: This is progress but not a win

    2nd of February 2018 – Governments have pledged 2.3billion [USD] to fight the global education emergency, with commitments at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) summit in Senegal. With 110bn* USD, poor countries led the way and showed the most ambition with their pledges.  Donor countries provided welcome pledges but did not match the ambition of…

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  • ONE Responds to UK pledge to GPE

    Today (February 2), the International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced that the UK will pledge £225 million [US$ 320m] to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). This pledge is lower than the previous pledge of £300m, made in 2014, and lower than the £360 million that Civil Society had suggested to the Government for this…

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  • GPE: The cost of failure to invest in quality education: ONE calls world leaders to step up in Dakar

    Dakar, 31st of January 2017 –  ONE is calling on world leaders to announce ambitious pledges for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) replenishment, and finally address the education emergency that leaves over 130 million girls out of school. The GPE replenishment, taking place in Dakar, Senegal (February 2), is a major opportunity to step…

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  • ONE Responds to UK / France Summit Communique

    Anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign supports the  commitment made by the leaders of UK and France to jointly tackle the devastating poverty and instability in the Sahel area of Africa. The two countries agreed in their joint  2018 UK-France Summit communique to make 2018 a ‘year of learning’,  and also signalled their commitment to a…

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  • ONE Responds to International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt MP’s comments on UK aid and countries’ own spending

    Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of the ONE Campaign said “Penny Mordaunt is right to say that countries should invest in health and education and indeed that’s what many of them are doing. “But the evidence suggests that even if they increase tax collection and prioritise the social sectors, there is still a large funding gap…

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