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If you were in control of the UK aid budget, what would you spend it on?

If you were in control of the UK aid budget, what would you spend it on?

If you were in charge of UK Aid, where would you spend it?  On more doctors and nurses to help fight epidemics like Ebola as well as preventable diseases like malaria and HIV & Aids? On helping girls go to school and giving young women opportunity to thrive in countries where they are the most…...
Will they Just Say Yes, for once?!

Will they Just Say Yes, for once?!

Tonight is the night that David Cameron and Ed Miliband will be grilled for the first time in the run up to the general election. We're expecting a lot of political spin and sound bites but the question we really want answered is whether they'll join us in fighting extreme poverty. Will they Just Say Yes?
Statoil publishes payments to governments in historic transparency move

Statoil publishes payments to governments in historic transparency move

Today, Norwegian oil company Statoil led the charge amongst oil companies by publishing, for the first time, disclosure of payments to governments for oil extraction. Their 2014 Payments to Governments Report shows that publishing this type of information is possible in a robust and transparent manner.
BIG campaign win: UK 0.7% aid target will become law

BIG campaign win: UK 0.7% aid target will become law

Something amazing happened today. After 7 parliamentary debates, 3 committee hearings, a lot of blood, sweat, and letter-writing tears, the UK International Development Bill has passed the final stage of Parliament and will now become law - as soon as the Queen gives the bill Royal Assent.
21 ways to Just Say Yes!

21 ways to Just Say Yes!

Isn’t it annoying when politicians dodge your questions? We think so! Thats why we we launched our Just Say Yes campaign this week. Will you join us and get candidates to say YES to ending extreme poverty?
15 ways you can get involved with the Just Say Yes campaign

15 ways you can get involved with the Just Say Yes campaign

ONE members are pretty busy people. Whether they’re working a full time job, looking after a family, or just getting on with their day-to-day lives, they don’t let the day go to waste. Take Sophie and Ellie from Durham. Full-time University students working hard to get their degree and they still find time to run…...
Why we

Why we <3 election time

Just as at the Olympics athletes are rewarded for incredible skill, dedication and hard-work; so too on election night politicians are either recognised for outstanding public service, or they fail to convince the electorate that they deserve to continue in their jobs.
Pancake Day: Who gives a toss about development aid?

Pancake Day: Who gives a toss about development aid?

Today is Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, depending on where you live. And for lots of us that means stuffing our faces with pancakes. But whilst we do that, it’s important to ask some of life's big questions. Like who really gives a toss about development aid?
Valentines Day: Our love letters to ONE members!

Valentines Day: Our love letters to ONE members!

To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, we wanted to send some special messages to all our incredible members around the world. So prepare for some cheesy poems, heartfelt messages, and a genuine thank you to every single person who has ever signed a petition, sent a message, or raised awareness of our issues. We LOVE you!&helli......
10 times Nelson Mandela was spot on about ending extreme poverty!

10 times Nelson Mandela was spot on about ending extreme poverty!

10 years ago today, Nelson Mandela gave his now famous speech at the Make Poverty History rally in London’s Trafalgar Square, calling on world leaders to make poverty history ahead of the G7 talks being hosted in the UK. On this significant anniversary, we look at the 10 times Mandela was spot on when it came to his views o...
In photos: how action/2015 launched around the world

In photos: how action/2015 launched around the world

Yesterday, on January 15 2015, a global campaign backed by over 1,000 organisations launched with a LOT of noise. action/2015 has burst into life because this year our leaders will make decisions that will steer all of our futures – affecting both people and planet.   If they get it right, we could virtually end&hellip......