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  • Global aid falls in 2018: The world should be stepping up, not walking away

    Global aid has fallen for the second year in a row, according to new data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), who today published preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) figures for 2018. Overall ODA was $153 billion [USD], under the new ‘grant equivalent’ methodology (1). However, when…

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  • ONE responds to preliminary 2018 UK aid statistics

    Today, the Office of National Statistics has released preliminary figures showing the amount of Official Development Assistance (ODA) the UK gave in 2019. The figures show that the UK met the target of providing 0.7% of GNI, with a total of £14.5BN in aid. Speaking in response to the announcement, Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of…

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  • ONE reacts to the European Parliament’s vote on the future of the external aid structure

    The European Parliament voted to reaffirm EU’s leadership role in the fight against extreme poverty by proposing binding targets for gender and human development, particularly education and health, in their proposal for a regulation of the EU’s external aid structure. To strengthen the EU’s contribution to sustainable development, the Parliament included social and environmental standards…

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  • Where is the progress promised on gender? Women at “the frontlines of fight against gender inequality and global poverty” speak out 

    As current pace of change means global gender equality won’t be reached for 108 years, powerful open letter warns this is “unacceptable” 45 activists from across Africa co-sign letter calling out leaders that promises are not enough, real change is needed – starting now in 2019 Genuine progress in addressing the toxic mix of poverty…

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  • ONE Responds to calls to cut the UK aid budget

    Cutting the UK’s aid budget – as proposed in a new report by The Henry Jackson Society, which was cited by Boris Johnson MP on the Today programme and endorsed by Bob Seely MP – could seriously harm the UK’s international standing. The report, which also called for the Department for International Development to be…

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  • ONE applauds African leadership on health

    In a significant week for global health ahead of the African Union (AU) Summit, African leaders and global partners today gathered in Addis Ababa to launch a new initiative to transform health investments on the continent.   Hosted by Rwandan President and AU chair Paul Kagame, today’s ‘Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health’ attracted the…

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  • The ONE Campaign welcomes Ireland’s Global Fund pledge

    The ONE campaign welcome’s Ireland’s commitment to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledge, made today ahead of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, amounts to a 50 per cent increase in Ireland’s previous commitment to the fund. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil…

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  • The ONE Campaign announce the appointment of Tim Cole to the role of Executive Director, Europe

    The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Cole to the role of Executive Director, Europe. He will join on 25 February and lead ONE’s advocacy and campaigning strategies in major European donor markets, notably the UK, France, Germany and EU institutions.

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  • Discrepancies in aid spending failing world’s poorest

    Inconsistent and unfocused aid spending by parts of the British Government is failing the world’s poorest people, according to a new Index released today [04/02/19] by the ONE Campaign.

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  • ONE and Bono warn urgent action needed to meet Global Fund replenishment target

    Today, [Friday, 11 January], The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria announced it is seeking $14 billion to continue its life-saving work for the next three years. If it meets this goal, the Fund could help save 16 million lives between 2021-2023.

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