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  • Bono and ONE applaud Trudeau’s Budget 2018

    “This is more than a budget: it is a call to action for the world.” OTTAWA — The ONE Campaign issued the following statements in support of Prime Minister Trudeau’s Budget 2018: Bono, the lead singer of U2 and the co-founder of The ONE Campaign: “Oh Canada! Prime Minister Trudeau’s budget — and the smart,…

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  • ONE applauds Canada’s strong global education pledge

    The ONE Campaign applauded Canada’s strong pledge of CAD $180 million to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which helps address the global education crisis that has left millions of impoverished young women out of school.

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  • New data highlights Canada’s retreat from the world’s poorest

    OTTAWA — New data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development reveals that Canada — which assumed the presidency of the G7 last week — was the only G7 country whose level of development assistance declined, dropping by 5.2 percent in 2016. Using the globally-accepted measure of national generosity — the ratio of development…

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  • ONE welcomes and urges ambition on Trudeau’s planned focus on women’s empowerment in G7 presidency

    OTTAWA — Today, The ONE Campaign responded to the Trudeau government’s announcement of the 2018 G7 themes, which include “growth that works for everyone” and women’s empowerment. Stuart Hickox, Canada Director at The ONE Campaign: “Prime Minister Trudeau is absolutely right to make gender equality, including women’s empowerment in the economic sphere, a pillar of…

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  • ONE reacts: Leaders set out to tackle the global education emergency

    Leaders from Senegal, Malawi, France and Norway gathered at the UN today to set out the financing effort needed to seize an historic opportunity and tackle the global education emergency.

    ONE Campaign and partners call on governments globally to respond to the crisis of over 130 million girls out of school.

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  • World leaders commit to tackling global education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening progress and stability

    NEW YORK, 20 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; heads of state of France, Norway, Malawi and Senegal; and other global education leaders today committed to tackling the global ‘education crisis’ holding back millions of children and threatening progress, at a high-level event in New York City.

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  • MP Michel Picard presents petition to House of Commons backed by more than 40,000 Canadians urging prioritization of girls’ education

    OTTAWA — Yesterday, the Honourable Michel Picard (Montarville, Quebec) presented a petition on the floor of the House of Commons. The petition calls for an increase in funding for girls’ education from $0.02 per Canadian per day to $0.04. This petition follows an open letter, signed by over 40,000 Canadians, urging world leaders to act…

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  • Lack of new funds in International Aid Review recommendations is disappointing

    “The juxtaposition of a recommended 70 percent increase to the defence budget with a recommended 0 percent increase to the development budget is simply stunning.” OTTAWA — Upon release of the Trudeau government’s International Assistance Review (IAR), ONE’s Canada Director, Stuart Hickox, said: “Putting girls and women at the centre of Canada’s international assistance spending…

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  • The ONE Campaign Agrees with Malala: Canada Should Lead on Girls Education

    OTTAWA — Today Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, in an address to a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons,  asked the government to take a greater leadership role in educating girls around the world. Representatives from the ONE Campaign were invited to attend Yousafzai’s honorary Canadian citizenship ceremony and her address. ONE’s…

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  • On aid, Budget 2017 fails to fulfill Liberals’ potential to lead

    Budget 2017 fails to deliver new investments to close Canada’s leadership gap in fight against extreme poverty OTTAWA — Upon news that the Trudeau Government’s Budget 2017 contains no new increases in poverty-fighting assistance, ONE’s Canada Director, Stuart Hickox, said: “There’s no doubt about it: this budget is disappointing. The funding level proposed for the…

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