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  • Trailblazers from Business, Entertainment, Media and Activism Unite to Launch a Global Campaign to Demand Education for All Girls

    130 Million Girls Globally are Denied an Education – More than the Population of Germany Open Letter to World Leaders Launched as part of ONE’s Poverty is Sexist Campaign WASHINGTON – An alliance of trailblazers from business, entertainment, media and activism have joined forces to demand urgent action by world leaders to get the 130…

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  • Tillerson: “Nothing lifts people out of poverty quicker than electricity”

    ONE Campaign agrees about importance of expanding energy infrastructure WASHINGTON — Answering a question from Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, discussed the importance of expanding access to reliable energy on the African continent. “Nothing lifts people out of poverty quicker than…

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  • Tillerson is right: fighting AIDS and malaria are critical U.S. endeavors

    ONE applauds support for life-changing global AIDS program WASHINGTON — Answering a question from Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, offered his support for PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — and talked about the importance of fighting malaria…

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  • Tillerson commits to continuing women’s empowerment programs at State

    ONE applauds commitment to game-changing programs WASHINGTON — Answering a question from Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, committed to continuing programs inside the State Department to empower girls and women in developing countries. ONE’s executive director for North America, Tom Hart,…

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  • IDA replenishment agreed at record US$75 billion to help poor countries fight extreme poverty

    WASHINGTON — The World Bank announced today that a record US$75 billion has been committed to the International Development Association (IDA) for the next three years, creating a wealth of new no-interest or low-interest lending opportunities, grants, and guarantees for development projects in the world’s poorest countries. IDA is the largest multilateral financier for sub-Saharan…

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  • Building on World AIDS Day, “Raise Your Voice” Video Engages Faith Community in AIDS Awareness

    Spoken-word artist Jon Jorgenson combines faith, art, and advocacy in new video WASHINGTON — Following last week’s World AIDS Day, You-Tube artist Jon Jorgenson produced a video urging people of faith to use their voices to “raise your voice/raise your hope/reach out a lifeline” to people suffering from AIDS and extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.…

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  • Statement from Bono on World AIDS Day

    “Whatever your brand of politics — left, right, center or none at all — if you’re an American, you’re an AIDS activist. America has led the way in saving millions of lives around the world from this vicious little virus. On this World AIDS Day — and every day — that is a reason for Americans to be proud and the world to be grateful.”

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  • Ahead of World AIDS Day, ONE warns that progress against AIDS has stalled

    “There really isn’t anything new in our report this year. And that’s the problem.” Funding for the global fight against AIDS was flat and gains in treatment and prevention have not grown for a fourth straight year, The ONE Campaign warned in a report released ahead of World AIDS Day. In its annual report about…

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  • ONE Campaign: World leaders must act now on crisis in Lake Chad Basin

    Emergency food aid and other investments are badly needed in northeast Nigeria to keep tens of thousands of children from starvation and disease, warns anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign. A

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  • ONE Campaign responds to refugee summit in New York

    “This is a great first step, but let’s be clear: this is just a first step. Even if every commitment made this week is delivered, there will still be 2.7 million refugee children out of school. Donors and refugee-hosting countries need to work together urgently to ensure that all refugee children are getting an education within 30 days of being displaced. These children have already lost their homes. They shouldn’t lose their futures, too.”

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