Press Releases

  • 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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  • ONE statement on events at US Capitol and Biden inauguration

    WASHINGTON — Gayle Smith, president and CEO of The ONE Campaign and a former administrator of USAID, issued the below statement today ahead of President-elect Biden’s Inauguration.  Gayle Smith, CEO and President of The ONE Campaign: “On January 6th, we witnessed a violent attack on democracy at the United States Capitol. We watched in horror…

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  • ONE Welcomes Biden-Harris Commitment to Global COVID-19 Response

    WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign released the below statement welcoming President-elect Biden’s “America Rescue Plan” which includes $11 billion in support of the global humanitarian response to COVID-19.  Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “As a United States Senator, Joe Biden worked across the aisle with Republicans to champion global health…

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  • ONE denounces White House’s reckless 11th hour attempt to slash foreign aid

    WASHINGTON — Following reports that the Trump administration is preparing to make yet another attempt to cut billions in foreign aid funding already appropriated by Congress, The ONE Campaign issued the below statement: Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “The administration’s last-ditch attempt to cut foreign aid programs is reckless and would only…

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  • ONE reacts to McCarthy proposal to cut global aid funding

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the following statement in response to a Dear Colleague letter on State and Foreign Operations issued by the House Republican Leader. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “It’s reckless to use global programs that keep us safe and help fight disease as a bartering chip.…

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