PHOTOS: action/2015 heads to the UN

PHOTOS: action/2015 heads to the UN

This morning, action/2015 went to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to encourage leaders from around the world to #FinanceOurFuture – we want them to make sure at least 50% of our international aid goes to the countries that need it most.

Negotiations are now taking place at the UN as world leaders prepare for the Financing For Development (FFD) meeting in  mid-July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With 1 billion people living on less than $1.25/day, these leaders have the opportunity to have a HUGE impact in these discussions and on the lives of a billion people.

Here’s just a glimpse of what went on around UN Headquarters this morning:

#DidYouKnow 1 billion ppl live on less than $1.25/day? It’s time to #FinanceOurFuture! #action2015 pic.twitter.com/Fdwj0oJY6u — ONE (@ONECampaign) June 16, 2015

We believe that a successful outcome of this and the upcoming FFD meeting would include decisions to:  1) ensure basic services for everyone, especially health and education, through country appropriate spending targets; and 2) maintain strong commitments to increasing aid to 0.7% of a country’s Gross National Income, and of that aid, ensuring that 50% goes to the poorest countries (the Least Developed Countries – LDCs).

There is already a lot of support for this 50% goal.Belgium and Ireland have publicly committed to this and all 48 LDCs are united in the call. Ensuring basic services for everyone is about helping the poorest in every country, and will be crucial for meeting the new Global Goals.

We need your voice to let leaders know we’re watching to see what happens this week. Send a #FinanceOurFuture tweet and ask your leader to #DoWhatsRight!

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