Dear World Leaders (Cc: Everyone else), There are moments in history that become turning points. In our view, 2015 will be such a moment. It is the most important year for global decision-making since the start of the new millennium.
Making music and making change have always gone hand in hand, as our agit8 campaign last year showed. And pop and protest are back this week, with a LOT of coverage surrounding Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s re-banding and re-branding of Band Aid to combat the Ebola crisis.
Today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Graca Machel, Bono, Mo Ibrahim and Muhammed Yunus have joined forces to sound a warning that 2015 is a year of huge opportunity, but also of huge risk. They are calling on world leaders to step up the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change.
I remember May 16, 2004 like it was yesterday. We gathered in Philadelphia, on the East Coast of the United States, with Bono, Michael W. Smith, David Beckman, Dikembe Mutumbo, and a host of others to launch what we hoped would be the next big movement: making poverty history.
The plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram has caused a tide of sympathy and alarm to sweep around the world, with millions joining the call to help.
This week, 200 US ONE volunteers gathered in Washington D.C. for the 7th annual ONE Power Summit, for four days of training, policy briefings, and lots of fun culminating in a mass lobby day on Capitol Hill.
As Bono noted at an event Friday evening high in the Swiss Alps, there were two notes all could hear hanging in the air over Davos. First, the message from Pope Francis demanding that attention be paid to inequality and poverty, how “wealth must serve the people not rule them.”And secondly, Mandela’s imperative lega......
Listen to perspectives in a live webcast of a panel at the 2014 World Economic Forum from Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, ONE Cofounder Bono, Save the Children CEO Jasmine Whitbread, and Prudential Group Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.
This post was first published by TIME As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made its first anti-apartheid effort. And he’s been a big part of the Irish consciousness even…...
It was as if he was born to teach the age a lesson in humility, in humour and above all else in patience. In the end, Nelson Mandela showed us how to love rather than hate, not because he had never surrendered to rage or violence, but because he learnt that love would do a…...