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What makes societies happy?

The idea that the happiness of people should be a goal of public policy is not new. As early as 1809, Thomas Jefferson stated publicly his belief that “the care of human life and happiness… is the only legitimate object of good government.” And yet, for the lion’s share of human history, we have gauged…

8 things you need to know about malaria

Mosquitos aren’t popular; there is no getting around that. They’re not only annoying pests, but they also help spread a fatal disease. Malaria is often seen as a disease that only exists in parts of the world, but did you know that nearly half of the world’s population are at risk of contracting it?! That’s 3.2…

Girl power: rethinking the way we approach HIV/AIDS in girls and young women

With over 1,000 new infections each day, young women and adolescent girls are the biggest risk group for HIV infection in the world.

9 gifts your mom will love

Mother’s Day is just around the corner—May 10th—and we want to make sure you’re celebrating the women in your life with presents that make a positive impact in developing countries. All of these products are ethically made, and most were crafted by artisans in Africa. Click each link to learn more about how the items…

The power of Solutions Journalism: a conversation with Investigative Reporter Tina Rosenberg

Investigative journalists have long seen themselves as watchdogs whose principle duty is to expose corruption, uncover human rights abuses, and hold the bad guys accountable. By spotlighting wrongdoing, these problem-oriented reporters perform an indispensable service to society. Show More Summary

Malaria in the time of Ebola

Every year, the global health community marks April 25th as World Malaria Day—a time to reflect on the toll of the disease, the progress we’ve made in combatting it, and the work ahead. But this year, with the Ebola crisis still hovering over West Africa, things feel a little bit different. On one hand, there’s…

7 things people are talking about right now when it comes to global progress

Forward thinkers in development gathered this week to discuss what’s next and what could be done better. The Skoll World Forum is a type of watering hole for the world’s do-gooders—a coming together of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, investors, artists, and technologists from across the globe.

Photo Series: Portrait of the Himba

In the desert of Namibia’s remote Kunene region bordering Angola, live the Himba, a fascinating, semi-nomadic people whose way of life has virtually remained unchanged from that of their ancestors.

5 tips from Ban Ki-moon about ending poverty

How can we end extreme global poverty for good? Ban Ki-moon, the head of the United Nations, has some ideas. Ki-moon was in Washington, DC last week to talk about poverty, Ebola and tons of other issues important to ONE. He even attended the very cool Global Citizen event on the National Mall. We were…

The Mother & Child Project

We believe that if we can help keep moms and children healthy worldwide, we can get at the nexus of many sustainable development goals. Moms can go back to work to combat extreme poverty; girls can stay in school to finish secondaryShow More Summary

Global Citizen event inspires action for people around the world

This past Saturday, ONE was so excited to be able to participate in Global Citizen’s Earth Day Event at the Washington Monument! It was an awesome day filled with great live music and incredible speakers that inspired the crowd to take action for people around the world. Perhaps some of our favorite moments (aside from…

ONE Raises Alarm About Lack Poverty-Fighting Commitments at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

As this weekend’s 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund draw to a close, ONE expressed deep concern over the lack of new financial development commitments made by donor and developing nations. Concrete commitments must be made ahead of the July Financing for Development Summit in Addis Ababa in order…

“I’m going to do my part. Will you do yours?”

“I’m going to do my part. Will you do yours?” That was Rachael Han, a young ONE member from Washington DC, speaking from high up in the atrium of the World Bank to an audience of a thousand below her. The occasion was the annual meeting of the world’s finance ministers and bankers – when…

Why poverty is sexist: energy edition

This is part of our series of blogs exploring the facts about why poverty is sexist. Poverty and gender inequality go hand-in-hand; girls and women in the poorest countries suffer a double whammy, of being born both in a poor country and female. To see the extent of this disadvantage, ONE analyzed the situation for…

Ebola petition delivered

After several months of ONE members advocating for world leaders to take action on Ebola, our second largest petition ever was delivered to all 3 affected country Heads of State today! ONE’s Global Health Policy Director, Erin Hohlfelder, had the privilege of presenting Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and…

Changing the world with a soccer ball and a few shillings

This blog post was written by David J. Olson, Global Development Communicator and Advocate for Olson Global Communications. Kennedy Odede was born and raised in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya, where he grew up experiencing the devastating realities of extreme poverty. In 2004, he started Shining Hope for Communities with a soccer ball…

Today in human goodness: meet the ONE Campus leader from University of Iowa

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week and because any time is a good time to say thanks to volunteers: THANK YOU for being the best volunteers ever. Seriously you guys rock. Not sure if you’ve heard, but ONE has a college program which mobilizes college students on their campuses in the fight against extreme poverty. They write…

ONE thing to know: Energy poverty in Africa

Last year, ONE members across the country worked tirelessly to get an energy bill passed through Congress. While the bill didn’t pass (yet!), you all introduced the issue of energy poverty to Capitol Hill. That’s HUGE! Because of everything you did, we aren’t starting from scratch this year – but we need to get a bill…

QUIZ: Who said it?

We can all be change-makers. But can you guess who said these inspiring quotes? View Survey Inspired to do something? Take action for women and girls around the world now.

Money counts

We don’t want your money – we want your voice. That’s what ONE usually says. We aren’t about fundraising, and we don’t want donations. We are all about getting smart policies agreed and implemented, and holding governments accountable. Well, for the next few weeks, we are going to be talking a lot about money. Money…

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