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ONE applauds Trudeau decision to partner with U.S. on electrification in Africa

Power Africa is having a transformative impact on fight against extreme poverty WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today enthusiastically welcomed Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement that Canada will partner with the…

Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Bono, Sir Elton John, and Muhammad Ali Among Those Helping ONE Say: ‘Poverty is Sexist’

Open letter and new report highlight how girls and women in extreme poverty suffer the hardest WASHINGTON — Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Bono, Sir Elton John,…

Congress passes bipartisan bill to expand access to electricity across sub-Saharan Africa

Electrify Africa Act could have a transformative impact on global fight against extreme poverty  WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign today celebrated the House of Representatives’ passage of the bipartisan Electrify…

The ONE Campaign responds to Liberia and West Africa certified free of Ebola transmission

Michael Elliott, President and CEO of The ONE Campaign, said: “Nearly two years since the outbreak began, we are delighted that Liberia and West Africa are now officially certified free…

President Obama is correct: Development should be part of America’s national security strategy

“Leadership means a wise application of military power, and rallying the world behind causes that are right. It means seeing our foreign assistance as part of our national security,…

The ONE Campaign responds to Development Assistance Committee (DAC) figures on aid levels for 2014

Last year, world leaders promised to reverse the decline in aid to the least developed countries. Instead, it has got worse – and increasing numbers of refugees in 2015 means the problem has almost certainly got even more serious.

ONE Campaign Encouraged by SEC’s Issuance of a Proposed Rule for Dodd-Frank 1504

We are encouraged by the SEC’s indication that it will continue to demonstrate its leadership on this issue by aligning our laws with the rapidly emerging global standard, recognizing that transparency is a win-win-win: for investors, for governments, and for citizens – especially those living in the world’s poorest countries.

Three steps the new government can take to help restore Canada’s position in the world

On the eve of prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a new cabinet, the ONE Campaign — a global advocacy organization of 7 million members, including 150,000 in Canada — offered recommendations for three steps the new government could take to quickly restore Canada’s reputation for leadership on the world stage.

New nationwide poll: Majority of Liberals, New Democrats want leaders to commit to reversing cuts to foreign aid

A new Innovative Research Group telephone poll for ONE, a global advocacy organization of 7 million members working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa and around the world, showed that while voters remain predictably split on the 19-percent reduction in foreign aid during leaner economic times, 54 percent of Liberals and 59 percent of New Democrats would be more likely to support a party that commits to reversing recent foreign aid cuts.

ONE Action applauds Mulcair for committing to reverse trend in foreign aid cuts

“ONE Action agrees with Mr. Mulcair that Canada can and should increase its foreign assistance spending, and appreciates his interest in putting Canada on a track for getting Canada’s foreign aid investment to 0.7 percent. After years of cuts to the foreign assistance budget, getting up to even half of that would be welcome progress.”

ONE reacts to President Obama’s U.N. remarks on new global poverty goals

“The President is right: we can get this done”

NGOs, Business Leaders, and Public Figures Launch ‘Connectivity Declaration’ Demanding Internet Access for All and Implementation of the Global Goals

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill and Melinda Gates, Bono, Mo Ibrahim, Charlize Theron, Richard Branson, Jimmy Wales, Arianna Huffington, Ushahidi, action/2015, ONE Campaign, Save the Children and many more make a call to action for #GlobalGoals