Blog entries from: ONE

Join the fight against extreme poverty

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April 17 2014

From ONE Thu Apr 17 2014, 17:48:38

A set of new reforms will ensure that foreign assistance from US agencies more effective and efficient. Mercia and her daughter Eliza from Mozambique, drink clean water from a well funded by the MCC. A coalition that we're a part of, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), has announced some big news this week: They want to [...]

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From ONE Thu Apr 17 2014, 15:44:26

On Thursday, April 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, 5 to 6 p.m. GMT, Half the Sky Movement will be hosting a Twitter chat with me as well as experts from Kiva and Heifer International to discuss how we can empower women in agriculture to lift 100 to 150 million people out of hunger.  [...]

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From ONE Thu Apr 17 2014, 13:34:09

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled." If we're valuing travel above education, we're valuing a very Western experience that is unavailable to many.

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April 16 2014

From ONE Wed Apr 16 2014, 16:34:08

"We have all this land. It rains, the sun shines; all you need to grow food." - Tiken Jah Fakoly, musician, activist and supporter of ONE's pan-African campaign 'Do Agric' reflects on the potential of agriculture to transform the continent.

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From ONE Wed Apr 16 2014, 16:15:52

From the 1985 classic "We Are the World" to 2014's agriculture anthem "Cocoa na Chocolate," top global artists have been coming together to make music for a cause for decades. Whether it's to raise awareness for apartheid or funds for famine relief in Africa, benefit concerts and songs have rocked the hearts, minds and ears of activists - and helped make real and lasting change.

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April 15 2014

From ONE Tue Apr 15 2014, 15:27:46

Africa is a continent rich in natural resources. It produces more than half of the world's diamonds, nearly three-quarters of the world's platinum, 20 percent of its gold, and 10 percent of its oil. With such tremendous treasures lying beneath their feet, one would expect Africans to be among the most educated, healthy and prosperous people on the planet.

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From ONE Tue Apr 15 2014, 14:55:19

US-funded programs are making a huge impact on the fight against HIV/AIDS - and a program called PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief) has been a driving force behind some of that impact over the last decade.

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April 14 2014

From ONE Mon Apr 14 2014, 16:55:39

Finance ministers from around the world came together in Washington, D.C., last week to figure out how to reach the Bank's twin goals: end extreme poverty by 2030, and boost prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries.

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April 11 2014

From ONE Fri Apr 11 2014, 15:33:45

As I'm sure many of you are well aware, this Tuesday, April 15, is the much beloved Tax Day here in the US! I know, I know. For most Americans the mere thought of Tax Day looming on the horizon elicits a groan and a growing sense of doom. But I'm here to make your [...]

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From ONE Fri Apr 11 2014, 12:11:32

On Tuesday April 10, world leaders Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Ban Ki-moon asked for our help to put an end to extreme poverty. Why? Our digital skills and micro-celebrity status can garner the power to end extreme poverty.

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