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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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  • G20 & African finance ministers finance the future: educate, employ & empower Africa’s youth

    Turning Africa’s demographic development into a success needs a doubling of development financing, the inclusion of fragile states and focus on education One day ahead of the meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers, the ONE campaign calls on the group to extend the current scope of the Compacts with Africa and to commit to an…

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  • ONE Campaign: Oslo summit builds momentum to help crisis-struck Nigeria and Lake Chad region – but partners must do more and be held accountable for delivery so pledges become lives saved

    The life-saving funds pledged today [FRIDAY] at the Oslo Conference to address the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region must flow through fully transparent budgets, warned ONE Co-Founder and Executive Director of Global Strategy Jamie Drummond. One third – US$458m –   of the $1.5bn needed to avert famine, provide emergency education, shelter, water and…

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  • Hosting is the start, now implement the strategic compact North-eastern Nigeria & Lake Chad Region desperately need

    The ONE Campaign has praised Norway, Germany and Nigeria for highlighting the urgent humanitarian and development needs of North-east Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. However, the anti-poverty group has warned that hosting is of course not enough. Now the co-hosts must coordinate the creation of a “strategic compact” for the complex challenges of the…

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  • 2017 must be the year of Africa

    The ONE Campaign calls for a doubling of investments for Africa, focused on education, employment and empowerment – in order to harness Africa’s population boom by 2050. Brussels, 16 February 2017. Ahead of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting, the Munich Security Conference and the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, ONE…

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  • ONE names Gayle E. Smith president and chief executive officer

    After an extensive worldwide search, the board of The ONE Campaign has named Gayle E. Smith — a top advisor on development issues to two American presidents and one of the world’s leading experts on global development — as president and chief executive officer.

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  • Full transparency only way to maintain public trust in UK AID

    Anti-poverty group ONE today (SUNDAY) urges DFID to set an example and censure Adam Smith International after a damning report claimed it acted “inappropriately” by making up testimonials for its UK aid delivery work. Saira O’Mallie, UK Director (interim) of ONE, said:  “As an organisation that believes in a zero tolerance approach to such improper…

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