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  • B1.1.529 – A wake-up call to governments everywhere

    In the last 24 hours, governments across Europe have introduced new travel restrictions on several southern African countries in response to the emergence of a new COVID strain that some experts are warning is the worst to date. This was followed by news on Friday afternoon, that there had already been a confirmed case of…

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  • ONE reacts to the EP adoption of the 2022 budget

    BRUSSELS, 25 November 2021 – The European Parliament approved the budget deal reached on 15 November and adopted the 2022 budget. It also agreed to amend the 2021 budget and make use of  €1.3 billion to increase access to COVID19 vaccines in low and middle-income countries.  On the 2022 budget, Emily Wigens, EU Director at…

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  • The EU steps up its game to end the pandemic with the 2022 budget 

    BRUSSELS – At the eleventh hour, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s 2022 budget. The 2021 Conciliation Committee agreed on €17 170 million for external spending, increasing the Commission’s proposal by €401 million. The Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) amounts to €12 716 million, increasing…

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  • ONE responds to the one year anniversary of Zambia’s default

    Reflecting on the one year anniversary (13 Nov 2020) since Zambia became the first African country to default on its debt during the pandemic, Edwin Ikhuoria, ONE Africa’s Executive Director, said: “Zambia’s default should’ve served as a wake-up call to address the looming debt crisis in Africa. It didn’t. With another 21 African countries still…

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  • ONE reacts to the G20 Leaders’ Summit

    Speaking from Rome, Emily Wigens, EU Director at the ONE Campaign, said:  “The G20 fell short of delivering collective action needed to tackle the pandemic despite progress on climate and commitments from some individual countries and the efforts of the Italian Presidency.  “The support expressed for the 70% global vaccination goal raises the real possibility…

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  • Reaction to the G20 Health and Finance Ministerial Meeting

    Rome, 29th October – In response to the G20 Health and Finance Ministerial Meeting, Emily Wigens, EU Director at The One Campaign said: “Despite committing to vaccinate 70% of the population in all countries by mid-2022, the lack of concrete commitments from the G20 Health and Finance Ministers meeting is disappointing and worrying.  Ministers haven’t…

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  • Act now or face a decade-long pandemic, warn campaigners

    Rome, 28th October. As the G20 leaders prepare to meet in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic, new analysis released by the ONE Campaign today reveals the chief obstacles standing in the way of global efforts to end the pandemic. The analysis shows that a key challenge remains the uneven…

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  • ONE Responds to Budget / CSR: Lack of detail for UK aid

    Today the Chancellor presented the budget for 2021 and the Comprehensive Spending Review for the coming years. There was a stark lack of specifics for what the Government’s spending plans mean for UK aid over the coming years, as key details on if vaccines and SDRs would be included in the 0.5% target, or what…

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  • “A failure to take decisive action to end the pandemic” – ONE and Global Citizen react to the end of the Annual Meetings

    Reacting to the end of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, Dr David McNair, Executive Director of Global Policy at the ONE Campaign, said: “This could have been a game-changing moment in the fight against COVID-19. It wasn’t. The pandemic is killing thousands of people every day and threatens economic recovery, yet many rich countries still…

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  • “Stop hoarding Special Drawing Rights” – ONE Campaign tells global chiefs of advanced economies

    Ahead of next week’s IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings, The ONE Campaign warns that the global economic recovery is at risk unless advanced economies stop hoarding their Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). 

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