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Trade and aid – together

At ONE, we’ve long talked about the important role the corporate sector has to play in the fight against poverty, alongside governments, civil society and the citizens of developing countries themselves. In New York last weekend with our cofounder Bono, I met with government leaders, business executives and other activists to talk about how each…

Photo essay: YOUR pictures from Under One Sky events across the U.S.

Last week, countries around the world hosted Under One Sky events to #LightTheWay to the United Nation's adoption of the Global Goals. Check out some of the highlights sent to us by ONE volunteers!

Faith as a force for peace, people, and planet

Religious leaders and communities have played a pivotal role in Peace Day and raising awareness for it: From the largest and most authoritative faith-based representative bodies, councils, and NGOs, to prominent spiritual heads and houses of worship, hundreds of millions have been mobilized in support of Peace Day worldwide.

Could you spend three days “In Her Shoes” for Sudan?

In Sudan, women do the heavy lifting of daily life. By helping the women of this culture, or any place there is poverty, the whole society is lifted. That is why I am participating in Circle of Health International’s (COHI) "In Her Shoes" awareness campaign.

Edna Adan: Fighting to change women’s health care in Somaliland

By focusing on female genital mutilation (FGM) treatment and maternal care, Edna Adan has been actively attempting to bring better health care to Somaliland for the past 30 years.

14 times faith leaders inspired us in the fight against poverty

Spiritual leaders have always been at the forefront of social justice issues. To celebrate Pope Francis' recent visit to the U.S., check out these quotes from faith leaders on fighting poverty, practicing compassion, and working towards creating a more equitable world!

Supporting the Global Goals with Prayer for Everyone

"The idea that I am helping to work towards something that is bigger than me—than all of us—is awe-inspiring. As a person of faith, I am even more amazed at the reaction the Global Goals and Prayer for Everyone have received."

Munk Debate: Ask two of the party leaders to commit to increasing foreign aid

Thomas Mulcair told us where he stands on increasing our foreign aid. Now it's time for Mr. Harper and Mr. Trudeau to do the same.

VIDEO: Kid President’s words of wisdom on the Global Goals!

In this new video from Soul Pancake, Kid President shares his infectious positivity, hope, and wisdom about the world's ability to meet the expectations of the Sustainable Development Goals!

New AIDS targets and a bold agenda for adolescent girls

As leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Global Goals and talk about the world’s pressing issues, the theme of reaching adolescent girls seemed to pop up everywhere.

VIDEO: Switchfoot has a #PrayerForEveryone

"We look around and see a lot in the world that we want to change. It can feel overwhelming at times, and yet we want to make our lives count. We want to be a part of a story bigger than ourselves."

ONE unforgettable weekend—and YOU made it possible!

This weekend, world leaders were in New York City to adopt the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development. But as ONE members—whether you joined our team for the big events, or you followed along on our social channels—you were there, too!

It’s back! ONE and FASHIONABLE team up for the Genet Scarf

A beautiful hand-woven, black-and-white cross design, this scarf will be a bold, year-round fashion statement that you will wear time and time again.

How can prayer stop poverty and injustice?

"Millions of people praying can lead to millions of people becoming more aware of these issues and helping change things to make a difference."

A girl from Tanzania, and what she told President Obama

Eva wrote to all ONE members demanding we do more to help beat extreme poverty in her village and every place like it around the world by 2030. She didn’t rest there and went on to pen an appeal to the President. He just answered.

Connecting everyone: Internet access for all by 2030

Should everyone have the right to the internet? We think so; that’s why we are spearheading a campaign, backed by Bono, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill and Melinda Gates and many more to ensure that everyone can get access to the internet.

People across the globe joined together to #LightTheWay!

Did you go to an Under One Sky event? Share your pictures and create buzz on social media with #LightTheWay. Together, we can make sure everyone knows about the Global Goals!

Samuel: Helping keep the peace in Kenya

Samuel Karita is sowing the seeds of change. Troubled upon seeing youths as both perpetrators and victims of destruction and violence in Kenya, Karita started a group committed to changing young people’s attitudes. Today, his awesome efforts include peace clubs in more than 30 colleges and universities.

Meet the woman empowering women in Africa to tackle inequality and injustice

As far afield as Nigeria and Sudan, activist Sally Dura of Zimbabwe has been forming vital partnerships with women’s groups. These partnerships allow her to train women in leadership skills and political lobbying, so that they can take on their own governments and demand what’s right!

Rose: Changing the law – and protecting the planet

Rwanda depends on green tourism and the preservation of its wildlife as a source of income—not to mention sustainable livelihoods for Rwandans! So fighting the threat of deforestation is of paramount importance. But Dr. Rose Mukankomeje doesn’t just see this as a national issue—this is a global challenge for her.

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