As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the creation of safe and effective vaccines to fight the virus within a year of the first reported cases is a huge scientific achievement. It has shifted the conversation from “if” there will be an end to the pandemic to “when.” Even with vaccines being rolled out, we know that we won’t beat this disease fully until we beat it everywhere, so we need to ensure vaccines and medicines reach people at risk wherever they...
Yesterday the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) released the latest preliminary data on global aid spending in 2020. It showed that last year, donors provided $161 billion in official development assistance (ODA). This represents a 3.5% increase, in real terms, compared to 2019. It is especially encouraging to see that in a year where there was a global pandemic and economic downturn and even advanced economies suffered, they still managed to prioritise and increase global aid. More ambition required However, this...
Megan Gieske is a storyteller and photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. Behind the Table View police station in Milnerton, Cape Town, the Community Intervention Centre, painted a dazzling white, shines as a beacon of hope for women fleeing gender-based violence. Two women, Tam and Duduzile, sit in the welcome area. They are champions of women’s empowerment who are retelling their stories to anyone feeling trapped in the same circumstances they faced. The mission of the Community Intervention Centre (CIC) is...
With safe and effective vaccines to fight the COVID-19 virus, the question of “if” the pandemic will end has shifted to “when.” But as we’ve seen in our new animated series “Pandemica,” the pandemic won’t simply end with a vaccine, but when everyone, everywhere has access to it. If the virus remains unchecked anywhere in the world, it will continue to breach borders, mutate, and severely impact the global economy. So how well are we doing in making sure everyone...
This year Italy is at the head of the Group of 20 (G20), a crucial role in the global economic landscape. The presidency is a very important responsibility. It is even more so during a pandemic, in which new COVID-19 variants continue to develop, access to vaccines is not yet guaranteed to all, and poverty is growing exponentially after 20 years of progress in its eradication. All these factors make the adoption of comprehensive and inclusive economic measures even...
While the pandemic is hitting all global economies around the world, African countries have been hit especially badly. In the lead-up to the pandemic, there was a decline in official development assistance (ODA) and an increase in debt. And since the pandemic hit, there have been huge declines in remittances, foreign investment, and revenues. The impact isn’t just economic, but it’s also on an individual level — access to vaccines, children not being able to go to school and learn,...
“Pandemica” is ONE’s newest animated content series about a world where the pandemic never ends — it’s a never-ending pandemic purgatory. From showcasing how vaccine hoarding will impact populations to what will happen if the COVID-19 virus continues to mutate, Pandemica sheds light on the reality that billions of people are experiencing right now as one-third of the world’s countries have yet to receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines, and what the entire world could experience if vaccine...
ONE’s global supporters play a key role in supporting ONE’s mission and sharing our messages with the world. From demanding action from world leaders to watching and sharing our newest animated series, “Pandemica,” our supporters work hard to support our mission each day. And for those who want to make their support a little more personal, we’ve got just the thing: Pandemica backgrounds. About the backgrounds The only way the COVID-19 pandemic will end is when everyone, everywhere has access to...
Welcome to Pandemica. It’s a never-ending pandemic purgatory, where COVID-19 never goes away, but continues to mutate and cross borders. It’s the most deadly place on earth, where twice as many people die, the global economy loses an additional US$9.2 trillion, and life as we once knew it does not return for anyone. Sound familiar? We’re all in Pandemica. To escape, we need to act now. Having safe and effective vaccines within a year of the first reported COVID-19 cases...
The World Bank estimates that COVID-19 could push between 143 and 163 million people into extreme poverty around the world in 2021, including nearly 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. And the pandemic could end up costing the global economy more than US$22 trillion by 2025 — roughly US$10 billion a day — compared to pre-pandemic projected growth. To combat the pandemic, advanced economies have moved fast to pre-order vaccines and pump trillions of dollars to shore up national economies....