Press Releases

  • ONE Responds to Ebola Public Health Emergency Declaration

    WASHINGTON — Following today’s public health emergency declaration by the World Health Organization, Gayle Smith, president and CEO of The ONE Campaign and a former administrator of USAID, issued the below statement: Gayle Smith, CEO and President of The ONE Campaign: “Today’s emergency declaration is a needed step in a long race against an ugly disease that…

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  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee advances bipartisan bill to reduce poverty & violence in fragile countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign welcomed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s markup of the Global Fragility Act of 2019 (S.727) 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: “To end extreme poverty, we must rethink how we…

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  • ONE welcomes Sean Cairncross as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the following statement welcoming Sean Cairncross as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.  Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “Since its creation in 2004, the Millennium Challenge Corporation has used data and innovation to reduce extreme global poverty and promote growth…

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  • Gender 7 tells world leaders to prioritize gender equality

    VANCOUVER — Today, the Gender 7, seven women leading the fight for gender equality around the world, gathered to challenge world leaders to put women and girls at the top of the agenda. At an event surrounding the Women Deliver Conference, the Gender 7 and special guests unveiled the breaking news headlines we can see…

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  • 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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