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  • ONE welcomes IMF Board’s decision to back $650 billion in SDRs

    WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty organisation co-founded by Bono, released the below statement following the news that the IMF Executive Board’s support for considering a new allocation of $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the ONE Campaign, said:  “One year into the pandemic, we’re finally…

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  • COVID’S LOST LEARNING: OVER HALF OF THE WORLD’S 10-YEAR-OLDS CAN’T READ

    Estimates show that by 2030, 750 million people — or around 1 in 10 globally — may not have gained basic literacy skills by the age of 10 LONDON, 22 March 2021: New analysis released today by the ONE Campaign reveals that over half the world’s 10-year-olds could be unable to read and understand a…

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  • ONE responds to G7 Finance Ministers meeting

    In response to the G7’s announcement to back a ‘new and sizeable’ SDRs allocation, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director at ONE, said:  “The G7’s decision is an important milestone in helping countries weather the ongoing pandemic. It is now critical that they build on this momentum, encourage other G20 countries to follow their lead, and back…

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  • ONE Responds to publication of Integrated Review

    ONE’s response to the Integrated Review: “This review says one thing, while the Government does another.”

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  • ONE reacts to frustrating G20 Finance Ministers meeting

    Following the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting where they instructed the IMF to develop a proposal on Special Drawing Rights, Dr David McNair, Global Policy Executive Director at the ONE Campaign, said: “We had high hopes for something concrete to come out of this meeting. A year into the crisis, it’s frustrating…

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  • ONE applauds Secretary Yellen’s call for new SDRs ahead of G20 finance meeting  

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty organization co-founded by Bono, released the below statement following the news that Secretary Yellen will back a new issuance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) ahead of the G20 finance ministers meeting tomorrow.   Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign said: “Secretary Yellen’s announcement…

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  • Global economic recovery in peril unless G20 Finance Ministers step up for vulnerable countries

    Ahead of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting on Friday, the ONE Campaign warns that the global economic recovery is in peril unless all countries have the means to control the pandemic and build back their economies.  With the global economy set to lose $22 trillion between 2020 and 2025, and the pandemic threatening to push…

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  • ONE welcomes the EU’s doubling fund to COVAX vaccine sharing programme at the G7

    The EU’s contribution together with Germany, Canada, Japan, and the US has more than doubled contributions to COVAX to $7.5bn Brussels. The ONE campaign welcomes the EU and G7 leaders efforts today doubling contributions to the World Health Organisation COVAX programme to ensure global vaccines access. Announcements follow ONE Campaign recent findings that Australia, Canada,…

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  • ONE Responds to G7 Leaders’ meeting

    “Make no mistake – this pandemic is as brutal as any war we have fought – it’s time we fought back with the same intensity.”

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  • Richest countries stockpiling a billion more vaccine doses than needed

    As G7 leaders meet later today for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, new analysis released by global anti-poverty organisation The ONE Campaign shows that the world’s richest countries are on course to accumulate 1 billion more doses than they would need to fully vaccinate all their own citizens. 

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