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  • “A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION” – ONE RESPONDS TO ZAMBIA’S DEFAULT

    In response to the news that Zambia will become the first African nation to default on its loans since the pandemic, Edwin Ikhuoria, ONE’s Africa Executive Director, said:  “Zambia may be the first country to default on its debt since the start of the pandemic, but it certainly won’t be the last if international creditors…

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  • “UTTERLY DISAPPOINTING” – ONE reacts to the G20 Common Framework

    Following the news that the G20 countries have endorsed the Common Framework, Dr David McNair, ONE’s Global Policy Director, warned the agreement lacked ambition. He said: “Today’s announcement is utterly disappointing. The Common Framework could have changed the game for countries navigating the impossible choices between repaying their debt or fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, especially…

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  • ONE reacts to new deal on the EU’s long term budget

    Following the latest round of talks between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council, EU decision-makers reached an agreement worth €16bn on the EU’s next long-term budget, increasing the envelope decided by heads of state or government at their summit in July.  ONE’s sources confirmed that this includes an increase of €1bn for the…

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  • ONE Campaign reacts to World Bank Annual Meeting

    WASHINGTON — In response to today’s announcement by the World Bank that it will consider issuing a supplemental of emergency COVID-19 relief, The ONE Campaign released the below statement on the Bank’s decision to not suspend debt service payments for the world’s poorest countries — a critical tool that could help the world’s most vulnerable…

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  • “IT DIDN’T GO FAR ENOUGH” – ONE response to the G20 Finance Ministers meeting

    Following today’s announcement that G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors decided to extend the debt service suspension initiative for the world’s poorest countries until the end of June 2021, and agreed in principle a new Common Framework approach, the ONE Campaign highlights the crucial need to suspend debt payments until the end of 2021. Dr David McNair, ONE’s Executive…

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  • World’s poorest countries fighting COVID-19 with both hands tied behind their backs

    New analysis from the ONE Campaign warns that the world’s poorest countries could be denied $51 billion to help fight COVID-19 if international creditors refuse to offer a temporary debt service standstill during next week’s G20 and IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings. The anti-poverty organisation highlights that the world’s poorest countries are dealing with a two-pronged…

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  • ONE responds to news that COVID-19 may push 150 million people into extreme poverty

    In response to the World Bank’s Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020: Reversals of Fortune report that COVID-19 may push 150 million people into extreme poverty, Gayle Smith, CEO and President of the ONE Campaign, said: “This report is yet another stark reminder that the pandemic will continue to wreak its worst on the world’s most…

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  • Global crises demand strengthened cooperation and solidarity

    The ONE Campaign, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CONCORD, Cooperatives Europe, the European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP),  The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN), the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) and VOICE call on EU leaders to reverse cuts to EU budget funds for partner countries and reinforce solidarity with crisis-affected people. Ahead of…

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  • TOO MANY LAGGARDS AND NOT ENOUGH LEADERS

    New Tracker Shows World Still Lagging On Vaccine Access – ONE launches new Vaccine Access Tracker, as CEO Gayle Smith speaks at UN event

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  • ONE responds to news that world has passed 1 million deaths due to COVID-19

    “This milestone is far more than a simple statistic. It represents a million separate tragedies – a million lives cut short and a million families left to cope.”

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