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  • New Alliance statement at Nutrition for Growth from the ONE campaign

    Statement at today’s event in London on “Promoting African Agriculture: New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Security”.

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  • ONE’s response to the ‘Lough Erne Accountability Report’ released by the UK government in advance of the G8 Summit.

    Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director for ONE said: “This is the most transparent and comprehensive assessment yet seen of G8 leaders’ promises in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease. It shows that while the G8 can point to good progress against many of their commitments, there are important areas where they are falling short. On the eve of the UK-led Nutrition Summit, the report shows that commitments made in 2009 on food security have still not been fully met. And while much progress has been made on health funding, support has plateaued in recent years. With less than 1,000 days left to meet the Millennium Development Goals, it is critical that the G8 and others deliver on their promises, raise their investment and allocate effectively to those countries most in need. If previous promises are not kept, future commitments will lack credibility.

    “The G8 has an important role in helping ensure developing countries’ own resources are more transparent and that governments can be held accountable for how they are used. It’s surprising that the report downplays the recent adoption in the US and European Union of binding transparency laws covering oil, mining and gas. With transparency high on the 2013 G8 agenda, this is a real gap. At the Lough Erne Summit, leaders must make clear commitments on mandatory reporting of payments by companies in the extractives sector, on public registries that make clear who benefits from company ownership, and on a formal system so that tax authorities around the world can automatically exchange information. In a tough economic climate, these steps, together with renewed commitments to aid, are vital to help developing countries retain and invest the resources they earn, rather than lose them through tax evasion and illicit financial flows.”

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  • ONE responds to European Commission announcement of €3.5 billion for nutrition

    Eloise Todd, Brussels director at ONE said: “This scale of investment could be truly transformational. The EU has been ahead of the game in recognising the strategic importance of tackling under-nutrition, but a €3.5 billion pledge shows a serious political commitment to get on with the job.”

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  • Lancet report – reaction from the ONE campaign

    Molly Kinder, Director of Agriculture and Nutrition policy at ONE said: “The Lancet series today shocked us into a new truth: undernutrition is an even deadlier threat to child survival than we ever thought. The new report shows that 3.1 million children every year die because of the underlying problem of undernutrition – that accounts for 45% of all child deaths under 5 years of age. These alarming facts are now irrefutable: undernutrition is responsible for 600,000 more child deaths each year than was previously realised.

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  • ONE applauds Tullow Oil for publishing payment information

    The ONE Campaign applauds Tullow Oil’s decision to publish, for the first time, information detailing its payments to governments around the world.

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  • ONE Welcomes UN Vision for Post-2015 Development Goals

    The ONE Campaign welcomes today’s report from the United Nations’ High Level Panel (HLP) outlining its vision for the next set of global development goals.

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  • Report reveals wide disparities in Africa poverty goal progress

    New analysis published today shows that 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have accelerated progress in the last three years on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and 16 are on track to halve extreme poverty by 2015, but further momentum is at risk due to laggard countries where progress has stalled or gone into reverse.

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  • DATA Report 2013 shows African trailblazers deliver big advances in fight against extreme poverty but African governments set to fall $243 billion short on development promises

    New analysis published today from the ONE Campaign shows that 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have accelerated progress in the last three years on reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and 16 are on track to halve extreme poverty by 2015. But further momentum is at risk due to laggard countries where progress has stalled or gone into reverse, as governments across sub-Saharan Africa are set to fall short of their own development commitments by an estimated $243 billion by 2015.

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  • ONE responds to the outcome of the European Development Ministers’ Meeting

    Eloise Todd, Brussels director at ONE said: “Millions of children, particularly in Africa, still suffer throughout their lives because of stunting caused by under-nutrition during their mother’s pregnancy or early in life. We welcome today’s decision to back the EU’s new strategy for reducing under nutrition in developing countries.

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  • ONE responds to the UK and France EITI announcement

    Responding to the UK’s decision to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director at ONE said: “Today’s announcement is another step in the right direction by David Cameron in the fight against extreme poverty. Coming just six weeks after the historic political deal was reached in Europe on new rules requiring extractive companies to declare their payments to foreign governments, the implementation of EITI shows continued political will by the UK and France to support transparency in the extractive sectors both at home and abroad and sends a strong and clear message.

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