Press Releases

  • ONE reacts to the State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union address. In his remarks last night, the President called for legislation that would, “ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests.” Tom Hart, the North America executive director for The ONE Campaign, said: “American foreign assistance already serves American…

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  • The ONE Campaign hires Suzy George as Chief Operating Officer

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global advocacy organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty and the spread of preventable diseases, has appointed Suzy George as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ms. George served as Deputy Assistant to the President, and Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National…

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  • Global aid reached all-time high in 2016 – but poorest still lost out

    WASHINGTON — Confirmation that global aid reached record levels in 2016 was marred by affirmation of a worrying trend showing the world’s poorest countries are receiving a smaller share each year. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), of which the United States is a member, released its final findings from…

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  • ONE welcomes and urges ambition on Trudeau’s planned focus on women’s empowerment in G7 presidency

    OTTAWA — Today, The ONE Campaign responded to the Trudeau government’s announcement of the 2018 G7 themes, which include “growth that works for everyone” and women’s empowerment. Stuart Hickox, Canada Director at The ONE Campaign: “Prime Minister Trudeau is absolutely right to make gender equality, including women’s empowerment in the economic sphere, a pillar of…

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  • ONE applauds Rep. Ed Royce for upholding important anti-corruption rule

    Today, The ONE Campaign applauded Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) for voting to uphold an important anti-corruption rule (Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010) that requires all U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to report the payments they make to governments for the extraction of natural resources. Rep.…

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  • On World AIDS Day, advocates rally outside the White House, urge President Trump to not surrender the fight against AIDS

    WASHINGTON — Today, AIDS and global health advocates gathered outside the White House to mark World AIDS Day and urge President Trump to not trade the iconic red ribbon for a white flag of surrender against the disease. Download the photos here, here and here. The rally, which featured activists holding a giant white flag…

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  • New PEPFAR data shows the importance of AIDS funding

    WASHINGTON — Ahead of World AIDS Day tomorrow, The ONE Campaign applauded new data from The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) that further illustrates the importance of fully funding the United States’ signature AIDS program, which has saved over 11 million lives. New data reveals that PEPFAR has supported life-saving antiretroviral treatment for…

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  • Ahead of World AIDS Day, over 35 AIDS & global health organizations sound alarm to Congress: Don’t surrender America’s commitment to ending AIDS

    WASHINGTON — Ahead of World AIDS Day on Friday, over 35 of the nation’s leading AIDS and global health advocacy organizations have sent a letter to Congress warning them that America’s commitment to ending AIDS appears to be waning and calling on Congress to continue the United States’ leadership in response to this epidemic. For the past…

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  • ONE sounds the alarm: President Trump appears ready to surrender the global fight against AIDS

    WASHINGTON — After 15 years of strong, bipartisan American leadership and incredible progress in the global fight against AIDS, the Trump Administration appears ready to trade the iconic red ribbon for a white flag of surrender, The ONE Campaign warned in a new report released ahead of World AIDS Day. The report details the impacts of the…

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  • ONE Campaign welcomes Peter Sands as Global Fund Executive Director

    WASHINGTON — Gayle Smith, the President and CEO of The ONE Campaign and a former administrator of USAID, released the following statement on the announcement of Peter Sands as the new Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: “On behalf of The ONE Campaign and its over eight million members…

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