Press Releases

  • House of Representatives passes bipartisan bill to reduce poverty & violence in fragile countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of the Global Fragility Act of 2019 (H.R.2116) which would create comprehensive strategies to reduce poverty, violence and corruption in fragile states.  Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “It’s impossible to end extreme poverty without focusing on fragile states, where…

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  • ONE applauds robust funding for AIDS programs in SFOPS bill

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign enthusiastically welcomed the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs’ markup of its FY20 appropriations bill, which maintains the United States’ historic one-third commitment — $1.56 billion — to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and protects many of the life-saving development accounts that President…

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  • Former ONE Campaign staff attend private meeting with members of ONE Leadership and Board in Johannesburg, South Africa

    Johannesburg, South Africa – Former staff from the ONE Campaign’s South Africa office met with the organization’s co-founder, Bono, as well as ONE CEO Gayle Smith, ONE Board Chair Tom Freston, and ONE Africa Executive Director Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo in Johannesburg, South Africa yesterday to discuss past work practices and their employment conditions in ONE’s Johannesburg…

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  • House Foreign Affairs Committee advances bipartisan bill to prevent violent conflicts in fragile countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign welcomed the House Foreign Affairs Committee markup of the Global Fragility Act of 2019 (H.R.2116) which would create a comprehensive strategy to reduce poverty, conflict, violence and corruption in fragile states. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “It’s impossible to tackle extreme poverty without focusing on…

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  • Debunking Pompeo’s budget testimony on AIDS cuts

    There’s a clear divide between the White House’s proposed budget cuts to global AIDS programs and the White House’s rhetoric. Testifying today before the House Appropriations Committee on President Trump’s FY20 budget request, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “we’re going to succeed” in the fight against AIDS. While Secretary Pompeo’s rhetoric is consistent with President…

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  • ONE CEO urges full funding for the Global Fund in FY20 budget testimony

    WASHINGTON — Today, former USAID Administrator and current CEO of The ONE Campaign, Gayle Smith, testified before the House Appropriations Committee on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs FY20 Budget. Gayle’s testimony focused on the importance of fully funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria at $1.56 billion for FY20. President…

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  • ONE reacts to massive global AIDS cuts in President’s FY20 budget proposal

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement today following the release of President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, which contains massive cuts to global AIDS programs just weeks after he promised to “defeat AIDS in America and beyond” at the State of the Union. Tom Hart, North America executive director for…

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  • ONE welcomes new bipartisan bills to help reduce fragility in unstable countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today welcomed the introduction of companion measures in the House and Senate, called the Global Fragility Act of 2019 that recognizes the importance of reducing poverty in fragile or conflict-affected countries. The bills would direct the State Department, USAID, and the Pentagon to work together to develop a coherent strategy…

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  • Letter to World Leaders Calls for Action on Gender Equality, Fight Against AIDS

    WASHINGTON — Ahead of International Women’s Day, 45 female activists from Africa co-signed an open letter to world leaders calling for concrete action on gender equality. In the letter, these advocates warn, at our current rate of progress, gender equality will take 108 years to achieve. The co-signers, all women on frontlines of the gender equality fight…

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  • Tomorrow: 150 ONE advocates urge lawmakers to “Go on the Record” to fight AIDS

    WASHINGTON —  Tomorrow on Capitol Hill, over 150 global poverty and health advocates from The ONE Campaign will meet with lawmakers and urge them to “Go on the Record” in support of maintaining America’s commitment to fight HIV/AIDS. Later this year, the United States will need to make a pledge to the Global Fund to…

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