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  • It’s time to move from words to actions on an equal partnership with Africa

    ONE calls EU leaders to increase aid in the EU’s next long-term budget Brussels – Ahead of the next European Council meeting on 17-18 October, ONE is calling EU leaders to start building up a new partnership with Africa on equal footing. One key element to set off this partnership is that EU leaders commit to…

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  • “A great day for global health”: ONE welcomes WHO’s Global Action Plan presented at World Health Summit

    Berlin, 16 October 2018. Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) presented its Global Action Plan (GAP) at the World Health Summit (WHS) in Berlin. It represents the start of processes in which everyone in global health is to jointly work on a roadmap until September 2019 to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 (a healthy life…

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  • Powerful new film sheds light on sexism trapping millions of young girls in extreme poverty

    WASHINGTON – To mark International Day of the Girl tomorrow, October 11th, The ONE Campaign, and award-winning creative agency Don’t Panic, have joined forces to release a powerful new video ‘When I Grow Up…’, to highlight the fact that millions of girls are denied the future of their choice because poverty is sexist. Girls are…

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  • EMBARGOED: 15 October, 2018, 00.01 CET: Empowered Citizens, Empowered Systems: A Radical New Plan for Global Health

    The start of the 21st century was a period of landmark investments in the health of people in the world’s poorest countries. Unprecedented challenges, including a raging HIV/AIDS epidemic and increasing child-death rates, inspired the creation of transformative multilateral health organizations including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and…

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  • ONE Announces Influential Leadership Network to Accelerate Mission-Driven Resources

    The ONE Campaign, the global nonprofit organization cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty, is delighted to announce the creation of the new Global Leadership Circle to recognize and engage a diverse group of top financial supporters and champions who share ONE’s deep commitment to helping the world’s poorest.

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  • ONE Campaign reaction to exposure of grand corruption in Liberia and Zambia

    This week, two African governments launched investigations into grand corruption. Liberia exposed the discovery of missing bank notes equal to 5% of its GDP, while Zambia launched an investigation into alleged mismanagement of education and social protection programmes. Donors supporting these Zambian programmes have suspended their support pending investigations. Rudo  Kwaramba-Kayombo, Africa Executive Director for…

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  • ONE Statement on Government Response to IDC inquiry on aid definition

    Today the Government has issued its response to the International Development Committee’s inquiry into the Definition and Administration of Official Development Assistance (ODA). While the Government welcomed the report in general, some of the committee’s recommendations* were not accepted. Speaking on the Government’s response, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “Like going…

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  • New data details critical importance of Global Fund to fights against AIDS, TB, and malaria epidemics

    WASHINGTON — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved 27 million lives in its 16 years of operation. That’s the headline from a new report that shows the effectiveness of the Global Fund and the danger of complacency in the fight against preventable diseases. World leaders will gather in Lyon, France,…

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  • ONE reacts to the State of the European Union 2018

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed today during his last State of the Union speech a new ‘Africa – Europe Alliance for Sustainable Investments and Jobs’. In response, Friederike Röder, EU and France Director at The ONE Campaign, said: “President Juncker is setting out a vision of what an Africa-Europe partnership could look like, in…

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  • ONE response to UK announcement on investment in African youth through health and education

    Today the UK Government announced a raft of measures that will be boost investment into the education and health of young people across Sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement comes as British Prime Minister Theresa May ends her three-day trip to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Speaking in response, Kate Critchley, Europe Executive Director, said: “The package…

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