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Bono on CNN: AIDS is ‘on the run because of American leadership’

Bono on CNN: AIDS is ‘on the run because of American leadership’

Bono appeared on Fareed Zakaria’s Global Public Square Sunday morning and praised U.S. leadership for their commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS: The AIDS stuff – the United States is so far out in front. You know, you deal with Syria. You deal with Iraq. You deal with all these quagmires. Well, guess what? The&he......

Bono strikes out at oil companies for blocking anti-corruption rules

ONE’s co-founder Bono took aim at the oil industry today for trying to kill new US rules that would help prevent corruption by requiring oil, gas and mining companies to make public what they pay for the rights to extract natural resources in developing countries.   Speaking on a panel moderated by President Bill Clint......

More to the poverty discussion than China

This post was originally published on CNN World. Global Public Square recently published a thoughtful piece on how global poverty rates are falling fast. It argued that one country in particular is almost solely responsible for this dramatic trend: China. Meanwhile, it said progress in the rest of the world “has been much,......

We did it! Europe takes historic stand against corruption

We did it. After months of our hard campaigning, last night European leaders reached a deal that requires oil, gas, mining, and logging companies to publish the payments they make to governments. Previously, these payments were made in secret, fuelling corruption; but this victory will help promote accountability.  Now citiz......

Bono at TED: Eliminating poverty is possible by 2030

ONE co-founder Bono made the case that eliminating extreme poverty is possible by 2030 during his speech at the 2013 TED Conference in Long Beach, California, yesterday. The 2005 TED Prize winner said that transparency, coupled with information technology, is helping to power the fight to the finish – and a new generati......

30 years fighting against poverty

I’m proud to work for ONE. In the few months I’ve been here, I’ve seen some amazing achievements and steps taken towards our goal of ending extreme poverty. I sometimes forget that this fight has been going on for a long time, and it’s even easier to forget that we started making progress decades ago.…...

Bono’s Georgetown speech on social activism uplifts and inspires

ONE Co-founder Bono gave a powerful speech on activism and global social movements to a crowd of 700 students at Georgetown University last night. His nearly hour-long speech received a standing ovation and praise on Twitter and Facebook. Many students walked away feeling inspired and uplifted. “Best speech ever,”......

Europe Day 1: With Bono, defending aid

Bill Gates was in Europe last week for stops in London and Paris. He’s traveling part of the time with Bono to meet with government leaders and policy makers of countries that are key contributors to global health and development work. This piece was originally published on the Gates Notes blog. I spent Wednesday in…...

Bono in TIME on Africa’s ‘resource miracle’

ONE is in full-gear on all fronts heading into the G8 meeting this weekend, including our co-founder Bono. In addition to participating in our ONE Street Tweet action (you can see his message in the photo above) and speaking at tomorrow’s Chicago Council Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security, he has written a pi......

Obama, Bono, G8 leaders… and YOU!

Clear some space in your schedule this Friday for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security, a discussion on new activities to advance global agricultural development, food and nutrition security in Africa. Bono and President Obama, at last year’s World AIDS Day event, will m......

Bono comments on Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign

ONE co-founder Bono commented on Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” film and campaign in Ireland’s edition of the Sunday Times yesterday. The campaign, which aims to raise global support for Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony’s arrest, has caught the attention of the world over the past few days, and the filmmakers have......