Global Sustainable Development with The ONE CampaignVisit the website here.
The world has just made its biggest ever promise to itself. Our leaders have agreed to 17 Global Goals that would mean a better life for all of us. They would virtually end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change in the next 15 years. It’s one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written – but now we need to turn words into action.
You – yes you – have the power to make sure our leaders keep these world-changing promises. You’ve got almost 7 million ONE members standing behind you, so let’s make it happen.
To take action, Sign the Petition
Call your US Senator Ron Johnson. (202) 224-5323 Here's what you can say when you call: "My name is [NAME] and I am from [TOWN]. Please support S.1252, the bipartisan Global Food Security Act. This legislation strengthens our commitment to helping small-holder farmers in developing countries grow their way out of poverty and overcome hunger and malnutrition."
Or email or write Senator Johnson at 328 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 [SAMPLE LETTER]
Join ONE at www.ONE.org - By supporting ONE, you have the opportunity to take action to support effective, proven initiatives that are delivering results in the poorest places on the planet: protecting families from preventable diseases like AIDS and malaria, putting children in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilizing communities.
ONE Campaign – The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. If the Goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. TELL EVERYONE. Learn about the 17 global goals here.
Growth in Agriculture Is the Most Effective Means to Reduce Poverty
According to ONE.org, growth in agriculture is twice as effective in reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. Sub-Saharan African agriculture could, and should, be thriving. According to the World Bank, the region has the right conditions to feed itself: enough fertile farmland, enough water and enough favorable climates. Also, according to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), the Africa Progress Panel and others, Africa has the potential not only to feed itself, but also to become a major food supplier for the rest of the world.
805 million people around the world are hungry today, down 100 million over the last decade and 209 million lower than in 1990. In sub-Saharan Africa, growth in agriculture was found to be 11x more powerful at reducing poverty than others sectors such as mining, utilities, and services. Additionally, two thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa are employed in agriculture.
Read more Some organizations that assist families in starting supportive agriculture are Catholic Relief Services, Heifer International, Samaritan’s Purse.
The ONE Campaign – Advocating Against Global Poverty
What is the ONE Campaign? It is an international, nonpartisan, non-profit, advocacy organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support effective policies and programs that are saving lives and improving futures. It is backed by a movement of nearly six million members around the world.
ONE was originally founded by a coalition of 11 non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organizations, including DATA, World Vision, Oxfam America, and Bread for the World, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The name ONE was inspired by the belief that one voice, coming together with many others — the political left and right, business leaders, activists, faith leaders and students — can change the world for the better.
The ONE Campaign – Advocating for Poverty Focused Development Aid
A fact that may be difficult to believe: less than half of US aid actually goes to the world's least developed countries. But we've got a chance to change this right now - and it may be our only chance for a long, long time. In just a few weeks, leaders from the world's most powerful countries - including the US - are meeting in Ethiopia to talk about where aid gets delivered. And the US has a real chance to stand up and be a leader. To say that we're changing what we do and making sure that at least half of our aid goes to the people and places that need it the most.
Send a postcard to President Obama. Tell him to make sure US aid goes to those who need it the most. Pick your postcard at One.org.
The One Campaign - Poverty is Sexist
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News from Faith at ONE: Poverty is Sexist!
It's no secret that extreme poverty hits women and girls the hardest. But ensuring girls and women access healthcare, education, and their full potential doesn't just help them--it helps all of society. If women had access to the healthcare that the World Health Organization recommends, maternal deaths could be cut by 67%. And if women farmers had equal access to capital, up to 150 million more people could be fed. That's why we want to fight for them. Take action and tell leaders that poverty is sexist and we want this fact to change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting a meeting of the world's most powerful leaders this June. She gets to decide what is talked about and what gets acted on. Learn more and sign the petition