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Christmas dinners from around the world

The idea of a meal of turkey or ham with all the trimmings is synonymous for many of us over the holiday period, but have you ever wondered what our …


17 New Year’s resolutions for the world

2015 was an incredible year full of achievements, goals, and aspirations. Perhaps one of the most exciting parts of 2015 was the United Nations’ …


Treatment for all: My journey fighting for children with AIDS and HIV

By Marie Da Silva, founder of the Jacaranda Foundation(Photo credit: Jacaranda Foundation)My entire adult life has been affected by the AIDS crisis. …


Melkam Yelidet Be'al - Merry Christmas!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On the eve of Christmas, looking over the hills, down into the city, a fog is rising over the town of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. …

How motorcycles are reducing maternal deaths in Kenya

This piece by Anthony Langat originally appeared on TakePart on January 3, 2015.The road on the slopes of Mount Elgon is steep and rugged. Trucks and …


10 staggering AIDS report stats—in GIFs

This World AIDS Day, we have some unfinished business in the fight against HIV/AIDS. So much, in fact, that we are at a loss for words:The good news? …


“I found out that I was HIV-positive after having contracted tuberculosis”

The following post by Gaolatlhe Kalanke originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.Gaolatlhe Kalanke outside …


“My name is Koketso Mokhethoa. I am 24 years old and I was born with HIV.”

The following post originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.Photo credit: UNAIDSMy name is Koketso …


“My name is Lorraine and I am living with HIV”

The following post originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.Lorraine with her son Siphesihle. Photo …


THIS is why we need to keep up the fight against AIDS

Today is World AIDS Day and our new report makes it clear – we are starting to see a dangerous level of complacency in the fight against HIV/AIDS! If …

She Leads Africa: How African millennial women are paving the way for each other

By Paula Omiyi, ONE Intern(Photo credit: She Leads Africa)The young female population in Africa is rapidly growing. so it is vital to make provisions …


VIDEO: What is energy poverty?

Have you ever wondered what energy poverty actually is? Well, not only do we have the answer to that, but we also have a four-minute glimpse from the …


From shack to a toilet mall: How I moved with my toilet to the city

By David Kuria, CEO of Ecotact Limited and IkoToiletStanding in the chilly, drizzling night of April, I debated whether to dash some 100 feet to the


Why toilets win

Today is World Toilet Day and we’re working with to turn your attention to the 2.4 billion people who lack access to a toilet worldwide. …

Husbands’ Schools: Funny name, but serious goals and results

By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund In Niger, …

Reproductive Health

Meet an African organization fighting anemia and blood cancer

By Paula Omiyi, ONE Intern (CEO/Principal Engagement)Photo credit: AraIf you are of African descent, then you probably know someone who has sickle …


The Power of a Woman

“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” –Social activist and writer Marge PiercySimply put, the …


PHOTOS: How Africa is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

ONE is excited to be partnering with Discovery Digital Networks to show how Africa is hacking its energy crisis. Laura Ling from Discovery traveled …

Energy Crisis

Dr. Mkopi: “I know I can’t do it all”

Photo credit: GaviWe had the chance to sit down with Dr. Namala Mkopi, a pediatrician in Tanzania and the first Shot@Life Champion. As the Shot@Life …

East Africa

Welcome to Nigeria’s first robot school!

Today is UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development. To celebrate, read the story of Project 10,000 Kids, which aims to teach thousands of


7 ethically made gifts for everyone on your holiday list

This year, give gifts that give back! These socially conscious products make a positive impact throughout the African continent—and are hand-picked …

Social Enterprise

Cause for celebration: World Health Organization declares Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak is over

There was a lot of celebrating, dancing, and even running this weekend in West Africa, and all for good reason. More than a year and a half since the …

Sierra Leone

The incredible power of art to change the world

“Art can go through where other things can’t. You can’t have barriers, because it breaks through your prejudices, breaks through everything that you

Social Change

Behind the scenes of “Strong Girl Remix”

To celebrate the U.S. launch of the “Strong Girl Remix,” I sat down with two of the artists from the song: Zimbabwe’s Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai …

10 photos that take you inside the intriguing world of Kenya’s pastoral tribe

This post by Susan Portnoy originally appeared on TakePartWorld on November 4, 2015.
It was a mild September night, and I was in Kenya’s northern …


New bill to boost trade with African countries clears key committee

By Jacqueline Quinones, ONE Government RelationsSix months ago, Congress passed a 10-year renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). …

African Studies

Why investing in research and development is a necessity for healthier lives for all

Imagine you live in New York City in the year 1915. You’ve never heard of a smartphone, Netflix, or Twitter. The thought of a woman running for …


Win a trip to NYC to celebrate 10 years of ONE and (RED)!

We’re hosting a very special evening in NYC on World AIDS Day, December 1st, to celebrate the incredible progress that’s been made in the fights …

New York City

If we Let Girls Learn, this is how they could change the world

62 million girls around the world are not in school. It’s time to make a change!As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, First …


The secret ingredient that could turn a dry UN document into real change for a 15-year-old girl

This post was originally published on Huffington Post Impact on October 28, 2015.World leaders have just agreed upon the Global Goals for sustainable …

Open Government