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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 …


Melkam Yelidet Be'al - Merry Christmas!

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


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

<i>The following post originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.</i>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 – <b>we are starting to see a dangerous level of complacency in the fight against HIV/AIDS!</b> If …


Meet an African organization fighting anemia and blood cancer

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


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 …


Welcome to Nigeria’s first robot school!

<i>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</i> …


The incredible power of art to change the world

<i>“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</i> …

Social Change

New bill to boost trade with African countries clears key committee

<i>By Jacqueline Quinones, ONE Government Relations</i>Six months ago, Congress passed a 10-year renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). …


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 …


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 …


6 TED Talks you HAVE to watch

In these awesome, hand-picked TED Talks, these speakers draw upon their own experiences, relationships, and stories to show us why we, as a global …

TED Talks

6 quotes that show how the world can be a better place by 2030

By now, you’ve heard about the Global Goals adopted by the UN in September and how they’ll shape world progress between now and 2030. Now, watch this …


These Solar Sisters promote energy access in a gender-inclusive way

<i>By Helena Contes, ONE Policy</i>“Okay, so who here knows the company Avon?”Neha Misra, Co-founder and Chief Collaboration Officer at Solar Sister, was …


“My son was born in our car:” Reflections on maternal health and the importance of skilled birth attendants

A newborn baby in a hospital nursery. Photo credit: Bonnie U. Gruenberg/Creative CommonsLast week, Mark Leon Goldberg—editor of the U.N. and global …

Women's Health

7 African entrepreneurs who are blazing trails and changing lives

In Africa today there is an entrepreneurial boom taking place—a steadily rising number of young businessmen and women who are building successful, …


3 meals, 1 family: A day of food in Senegal

<i>By Jori Lewis</i>On a recent rainy morning, Léna Diop, 21, and a few members of her family get a slow start to their day in the working-class Dakar …