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Bono Calls on Policy Makers and Faith Leaders to Fully Fund Initiatives to Beat AIDS and Extreme Poverty

Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast, U2 lead singer and DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) co-founder Bono today called on faith leaders and policy makers to support life-saving initiatives to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty, asking for their support of ONE and an additional 1% of the U.S. federal budget for effective international assistance.

ONE Statement on the WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Meeting

Today, trade ministers completed trade talks critical to the outcome of the World Trade Organization Doha Development round. While the agreement makes some progress on changing the rules of trade, international trade negotiators have missed a crucial opportunity in Hong Kong to fight poverty though the real reform of trade.

Four Governors and 37 Mayors Agree: Join the Fight Against Global AIDS and Extreme Poverty With ONE

Tomorrow, December 10th, ONE will be joined in the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty by the states of Iowa, Connecticut and Maine and cities across the country from Gary, Indiana to Chattanooga, Tennessee, while Illinois will become the first state to introduce a “State of ONE” joint resolution in their Legislature.

ONE Reaction to World Bank and AMF Annual Meetings

The world’s finance ministers have reached agreement to cancel the debts of up to 38 of the poorest countries, freeing up close to $1-$1.5 billion each year once all 38 have qualified, funding which will put schools, health clinics and clean water into more communities

ONE Reacts to World Summit in New York

Tens of thousands of ONE campaigners wrote President Bush and asked him to come to the World Summit in New York and reiterate support for the Millennium Development Goals.

Giant White Band to be Projected on UN General Assembly

Tonight, for the first time ever, the United Nations will allow an advocacy group to project a message of hope and activism on the side of the UN General Assembly Building.

ONE Reaction to G8 Summit Commonique?

Today, the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) committed to a comprehensive package of aid to Africa.

Live 8 Celebrities, Grassroots Activists and One Million Americans Join ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History

Today, ONE volunteers from across America joined community leaders, activists and Live 8 artists and celebrities to kick-off the Philadelphia Live 8 Concert by delivering 300,000 letters calling for an historic debt, aid and trade deal for the world’s poorest people at the upcoming G8 summit on July 6th.

Dale Earnhardt Foundation Joins with ONE

June 29, 2005 – Today, the Dale Earnhardt Foundation became the newest member of ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History. The Dale Earnhardt Foundation hopes to mobilize some of NASCAR’s 75 million American fans to support ONE.

George Clooney, Pat Robertson, Bono and Bob Geldof Help Take Over Weekend Television

June 24, Pat Robertson and George Clooney go on ABC’s “Nightline” tonight to encourage Americans to join the more than 200,000 people who have written to President Bush asking for a breakthrough in the fight against extreme poverty at the G8 Summit July 6 – 8.

Viewpoint and ‘ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History’ Partner to Deliver One Billion Online Ads Leading up to the G8 Summit in July

une 15, 2005 – ONE – an historic effort by Americans to rally Americans, ONE by ONE, to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty- and Viewpoint (NASDAQ: VWPT) – a leading provider of innovative visual technologies for the web and the desktop – today announced a landmark partnership to raise awareness for ONE.

Debt Cancellation for the World’s Poorest Countries

The world’s wealthiest countries agreed today to write off more than $40 billion of African debt. The deal, struck by finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations, would wipe out the debts owed by 18 of the world’s poorest countries immediately and up to 38 in total, most of which are in Africa