Press Releases

  • Ahead of Blinken’s national security speech, ONE warns US risks losing vaccine diplomacy influence

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s speech previewing the Biden administration’s national security strategy, particularly as it relates to countering China. While low-income countries struggle to acquire COVID-19 vaccines, China has made vaccine diplomacy a top priority, pledging millions of vaccines to poorer nations. Meanwhile, the Biden…

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  • ONE applauds global response funding in COVID-19 supplemental

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today applauded the global response funding that was included in the House’s COVID-19 emergency supplemental, a critical step towards reaching the resources needed in order to help the world’s most vulnerable navigate the health, economic and humanitarian impacts of COVID-19. Earlier this week, over 175 global poverty and health advocates…

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  • ONE reacts to frustrating G20 finance meeting

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty organization co-founded by Bono, released the below statement on the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting where leaders instructed the IMF to develop a proposal on Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). Dr. David McNair, Global Policy Executive Director at the ONE Campaign, said: “We had high…

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  • ONE statement ahead of FDA decision on J&J COVID-19 vaccine

    WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign released the below statement ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s decision on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which is expected to obtain emergency use approval today. In ONE’s updated Vaccine Access Test 2.0 (set for release on March 1) which assesses how well governments and pharmaceutical companies are…

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  • ONE applauds Secretary Yellen’s call for new SDRs ahead of G20 finance meeting

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty organization co-founded by Bono, released the below statement following the news that Secretary Yellen will back a new issuance of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) ahead of the G20 finance ministers meeting tomorrow. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign said: “Secretary Yellen’s announcement today…

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  • Tomorrow: 175 ONE advocates urge lawmakers to support global COVID-19 response funding

    WASHINGTON — Tomorrow, over 175 global poverty and health advocates from The ONE Campaign, the international organization co-founded by activist and U2 lead singer Bono, will meet virtually with Congressional lawmakers to urge them to support at least $20 billion to fight COVID-19 globally. “The longer this pandemic persists, the more likely it is that…

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  • Ahead of G7 meeting, ONE calls on Biden to devise global plan to share 450 million excess COVID-19 vaccine doses

    WASHINGTON — As President Biden prepares to meet with G7 leaders on Friday, The ONE Campaign, the global health and anti-poverty organization cofounded by Bono, is calling on the Biden administration to develop a plan to share excess COVID-19 vaccine doses. Even if the US vaccinates 100 percent of its population, new analysis from ONE shows the US…

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  • ONE applauds Biden foreign policy speech

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the following statement applauding President Biden’s speech at the State Department in which he articulated his vision for US foreign policy. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “Strong US leadership is essential to solving the world’s biggest problems. Today’s speech is a clear signal that the…

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  • ONE reacts to Biden commitment to COVAX

    WASHINGTON — Following Dr. Fauci’s remarks to the World Health Organization, The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today on the news that President Joe Biden intends to join the COVAX vaccine facility and support the ACT-A Accelerator, which aim to ensure global access for essential vaccines and therapeutics. Tom Hart, North America executive director…

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  • ONE reacts to Biden WHO re-engagement

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement following reports that President Joe Biden intends to re-engage the World Health Organization, a move that reverses former President Donald Trump’s efforts to terminate the longstanding US relationship with the WHO amid a global pandemic. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “This…

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