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  • ONE Responds to calls to cut the UK aid budget

    Cutting the UK’s aid budget – as proposed in a new report by The Henry Jackson Society, which was cited by Boris Johnson MP on the Today programme and endorsed by Bob Seely MP – could seriously harm the UK’s international standing. The report, which also called for the Department for International Development to be…

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  • ONE applauds African leadership on health

    In a significant week for global health ahead of the African Union (AU) Summit, African leaders and global partners today gathered in Addis Ababa to launch a new initiative to transform health investments on the continent.   Hosted by Rwandan President and AU chair Paul Kagame, today’s ‘Africa Leadership Meeting: Investing in Health’ attracted the…

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  • The ONE Campaign welcomes Ireland’s Global Fund pledge

    The ONE campaign welcome’s Ireland’s commitment to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledge, made today ahead of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, amounts to a 50 per cent increase in Ireland’s previous commitment to the fund. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil…

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  • The ONE Campaign announce the appointment of Tim Cole to the role of Executive Director, Europe

    The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Cole to the role of Executive Director, Europe. He will join on 25 February and lead ONE’s advocacy and campaigning strategies in major European donor markets, notably the UK, France, Germany and EU institutions.

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  • Discrepancies in aid spending failing world’s poorest

    Inconsistent and unfocused aid spending by parts of the British Government is failing the world’s poorest people, according to a new Index released today [04/02/19] by the ONE Campaign.

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  • ONE and Bono warn urgent action needed to meet Global Fund replenishment target

    Today, [Friday, 11 January], The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria announced it is seeking $14 billion to continue its life-saving work for the next three years. If it meets this goal, the Fund could help save 16 million lives between 2021-2023.

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  • ONE warns that global aid is stalling despite African countries’ increasing need

    Sara Harcourt, Senior Policy Director at ONE, said: “It is alarming to start 2019 with the confirmation that global aid is stalling, when needs in the poorest countries are exponentially increasing.” The OECD final figures show that some donors are not prioritising their commitments to ending poverty by 2030. In Africa, home to more than…

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  • Europe’s global leadership is at stake over its next long term budget

    Brussels – Ahead of the European Council on 13-14 December 2018, ONE is calling on EU leaders to prioritize development aid in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) which will be discussed for the first time by heads of state in Brussels. The EU’s seven-year budget will take us to three years before the 2030…

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  • ONE reveals 32.5 million children could go to school per year if the EU aid budget is increased

    ONE’s brief, An EU budget that invest in potential, reveals that if half of an EU aid budget of €140bn was spent on education, health and social needs in the least developed countries and fragile states in Africa this could deliver: Access to pre-primary, primary, and lower-secondary education to 32.5 million children per year (almost…

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  • ONE welcomes the European Parliament’s commitment to end poverty and lead on the Sustainable Development Agenda

    Brussels – The European Parliament voted to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to achieve the 0.7% of GNI to development aid in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) at the Plenary session at Strasbourg. The amendment to include a mention of 0.7% GNI/ODA in the European Parliament’s MFF Interim report received an overwhelming support from the Plenary.…

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