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  • Global development champion David Cameron joins ONE Campaign Board

    David Cameron, the former UK Prime Minister, has joined the Board of Directors of anti-poverty advocacy organisation The ONE Campaign, in an unpaid role. Announcing Mr Cameron’s appointment, the Chair of ONE’s Board, Tom Freston, said: “David Cameron is a global development champion and has been a tremendous advocate for Britain’s leadership role in fighting…

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  • UK’s anti-corruption commitment must be backed by quick action

    ONE today congratulates the Government’s plans to  publish new draft legislation on the creation of a register of the beneficial ownership of overseas companies as part of its new Anti-Corruption Strategy. Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of ONE, said the plans – which include appointing a new Anti-Corruption Champion, along with the new public registers of…

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  • 41 NGOs call on the EU to take action to curb corruption

    8 December 2017 – Brussels. In the lead up to International Anti-Corruption Day on the 9th of December 41 NGOs stand alongside anti-corruption activists to call on the EU to deliver strong transparency measures at its upcoming Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD) negotiations on Wednesday, 13th December 2017. Evidence from the World Bank suggests that 70%…

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  • ONE welcomes EU’s leading role supporting education

    5 December 2017 – Brussels. Today, Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, announced EU’s additional contribution of €100 million to the Global Partnership for Education. Valentina Barbagallo, Brussels Policy and Advocacy Manager at ONE, said: “Today the EU took a pathfinding step as the first donor to pledge additional €100 million to…

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  • AU-EU Summit: A disappointment for the future of Africa’s youth

    ABIDJAN –  As the 5th Summit between the African Union and the European Union comes to a close, the final joint declaration between Heads of State signed today regrettably represents a missed opportunity for the EU and AU to align their promises to the growing needs faced by Africa. AU and EU leaders need to…

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  • ONE: Empty promises will not create the 22 million jobs Africa needs each year

    ABIDJAN –  ONE is calling on EU and African leaders to take concrete action and support a renewed  partnership based on quantifiable commitments to empower Africa’s youth and improve governance and accountability. The 5th African Union-European Union Summit held in Abidjan, on 29-30 November, is a major opportunity to launch an ambitious 2018-2020 roadmap for…

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  • Ambitious vision lacking in EU’s 2018 budget, say NGOs

    In the early hours of this morning, after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU Member States and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018. Finance Ministers rejected the European Parliament’s proposal to increase external spending and agreed to limit funding at €9.57 billion, a decrease of €868 million, or 8%,…

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  • ONE Responds to the confirmation that the UK met the 0.7% aid target in 2016

    Romilly Greenhill, UK Director of The ONE Campaign, said: “We welcome the news that the UK has once again met its pledge to invest 0.7% of National Income in aid and kept its promise to the world’s poorest people. “The UK sets a leading example in the fight against extreme poverty; this money is in…

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  • EU fails to reach game changing agreement on transparency in wake of Paradise Papers

    The ONE Campaign today reiterated its demand for robust new transparency rules in the wake of the Paradise Papers after negotiations on the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering Directive failed to reach a successful  conclusion. The ONE Campaign is calling on EU governments to adopt new rules that would shine a light on the secretive companies and…

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  • ONE Responds to new Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt MP

    ONE extends on behalf of our half million UK members warm congratulations to Penny Mordaunt, MP on her appointment to one of the most important posts in government, the Secretary of State at the Department for International Development. Ms Mordaunt is well suited for the job of delivering UK aid to millions of people around…

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