On May 16, 2004, in a ceremony at Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell – one of the world’s enduring symbols of freedom – ONE was born, launched by a diverse group of American, European and African activists, students and faith leaders, musicians, sports stars and politicians from left, right and center. They were all inspired by the belief that one voice, coming together with many others, can change the world.
ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 4 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Not politically partisan, we raise public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by foundations, individual philanthropists and corporations. We achieve change through advocacy. Our teams in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives.more » « less