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  • ONE Mourns Passing of Nelson Mandela

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 5, 2013)–ONE President and CEO Michael Elliott released the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela: “Nelson Mandela’s unwavering courage, forgiveness and hope touched and inspired people all around the world. He showed that we can make change happen and that the dream of a fair society is possible. In an…

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  • Autumn statement – reaction from the ONE campaign

    Adrian Lovett, Europe Executive Director for ONE said: “Britain’s faltering growth since 2010 means that aid to developing countries has been cut by up to £1.2 billion from planned levels. Today’s good economic news should begin to reverse that decline, with an additional £610 million for aid in the next two years which is enough…

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  • EC pledge €370 million to Global Fund

    The European Union has today announced new support of €370 million (over US $500 million) for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria for the period 2014-2016. The pledge was made at a conference in Washington, where donors are expected to set out their pledges for future support to fight against the…

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  • ONE welcomes MEPs’ budget deal preserving development aid levels for the world’s poorest

    Anti-poverty advocacy group, ONE, welcomed today’s EU budget deal for 2014-2020 which preserved development aid levels. ONE’s Brussels Director, Eloise Todd said: “After three years, two leaders summits and countless behind the scenes negotiations, a decent deal for the world’s poorest has finally been concluded. We now urge swift implementation of all programmes so that…

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  • ONE Statement on Meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

    Bono, Mo Ibrahim and ONE (represented by CEO Michael Elliott, co-founder Jamie Drummond, Africa Director Dr. Sipho S. Moyo and Board Chair Tom Freston) met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Saturday 9 November in Addis Ababa to discuss Ethiopia’s agricultural policies and the opportunities of the upcoming African Union Year of Agriculture; Ethiopia¹s priorities…

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  • Announcing the ONE Africa Award winner

    Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) of Tanzania has been named winner of the 2013 ONE Africa Award. The announcement was made today by ONE’s Africa Director, Dr. Sipho S. Moyo, at a ceremony held at the UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ceremony, which was attended by ONE co-founder Bono, Board Chairman Tom…

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  • UK Government cracks down on Phantom Firms

    The Prime Minister today announced that the UK is cracking down on ‘phantom firms’ – secretive companies used by international criminals and corrupt businesses to hide money and rip off governments. In a speech at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London, David Cameron confirmed that the UK will introduce a public register of who…

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  • Money launderers warned of possible UK crackdown on phantom firms

    Corrupt politicians and dodgy businesses steal billions of pounds from world’s poorest countries using phantom firms. Ahead of David Cameron’s Open Government Partnership Summit in London tomorrow, The ONE Campaign is shining a light on secretive companies – “phantom” firms that legally allow money launderers and criminals to hide their identities and remove money from…

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  • The ONE Campaign Congratulates the Millennium Challenge Corp. for Topping Aid Transparency Index

    The US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is the most transparent aid donor in the world, says a new index launched today by Publish What You Fund. The report, the third annual Aid Transparency Index (ATI), ranks 67 donor agencies based on the information they publish about their development projects, which is then scored on 39 indicators.…

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  • ONE responds to UK government pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria

    The ONE Campaign today welcomed the British government’s decision to pledge up to £1bn to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria. The pledge is dependent upon the Global Fund’s 2014-2016 funding round meeting its $15bn target Bono, co-founder of ONE, said: “The UK’s pledge of up to a billion pounds for the…

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