Press Releases

  • Faith leaders implore Congress to invest more in global COVID-19 response

    WASHINGTON — As Senate leadership weighs additional funding for the COVID-19 response, over 50 faith leaders representing every state in the country have co-signed an open letter urging lawmakers to support robust funding for a global pandemic response package. Almost six months since the coronavirus outbreak was first reported, just 0.1% of the total emergency…

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  • World Leaders Commit Billions for Global Vaccines

    WASHINGTON — Earlier today at The Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK Government, donors from around the world committed $8.8B billion to help Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, immunize children in the world’s poorest countries, improve health systems and strengthen vaccine supply and distribution chains – which will save millions of lives from diseases such…

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  • ONE Statement on Injustice and Inequality in the U.S.

    WASHINGTON — Gayle Smith, president and CEO of The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today on the events in the U.S. this past week. Gayle Smith, president and CEO of The ONE Campaign: “The call for justice for George Floyd is the call for justice for too many black men and women over too…

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  • ONE reacts to Trump decision to terminate US relationship with WHO

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign issued the below statement today following President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will terminate its longstanding relationship with the World Health Organization during a global pandemic that has killed over 300,000 people, including 100,000 Americans. Gayle Smith, president and CEO of The ONE Campaign: “Today’s announcement is a major…

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  • Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, David Oyelowo & More to #PassTheMic and Hand Over Social Channels For ONE Campaign’s Response to COVID-19

    WASHINGTON (May 20, 2020)  – The ONE Campaign, a global organization campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, today released a video announcing the launch of #PassTheMic, a campaign featuring global health, economic and policy experts, frontline workers and celebrities joining together to discuss the need for a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The video launching the…

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  • Statement on the House’s Proposal for Next Phase of Coronavirus Relief Legislation 

    The international development and humanitarian organizations listed below issued the following statement on the House’s proposal for the next phase of coronavirus relief legislation: “The COVID-19 relief package introduced in the House today does not yet have funds for an international response. “U.S. leaders are rightly focused on bolstering our health system and preserving our…

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  • Tomorrow: 150 ONE advocates urge Congress to support child vaccines

    WASHINGTON — Tomorrow on Capitol Hill, over 150 global poverty and health advocates from The ONE Campaign, the international organization co-founded by activist and U2 lead singer Bono, will meet with lawmakers and urge them to fight for vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries. For millions of children, a tiny vaccination can make…

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  • President’s budget a retreat from the world’s poorest, with few exceptions

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement today following the release of President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021, which contains massive cuts to global development programs. The budget includes a whopping cut of more than 20% to State and USAID, but fortunately, unlike the last two years under the Trump Administration,…

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  • ONE announces the appointment of Scott McDonald as Chief Development Officer

    The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott McDonald to the role of Chief Development Officer.

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  • The Rockefeller Foundation to Support ONE with $1.25 Million Grant

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce support from The Rockefeller Foundation to fight extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Through a grant of $1.25 million over five years, The Rockefeller Foundation will help enable ONE to expand its work in core priority areas that help lift communities out of extreme poverty.…

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