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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 generation of fact-based…

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,” one student remarked as he left…

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 piece…

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 meet again at the Chicago…

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 urged public figures to…

Special coverage on aid and development in the Observer

Yesterday saw the Observer newspaper in the UK publish a number of great articles about aid and development where ONE’s work was mentioned. We wanted to share our success with you and urge you to get over to their website to check out the coverage for yourself. The paper’s editor John Mulholland joined Bono and…

Europe proposes new transparency law to fight corruption

The campaign for transparency in the oil, gas, mining and forestry industries was given a big boost today with the publication of European Commission proposals for a new law guaranteeing all company payments to governments will be published. This country-by-country and project-by-project reporting will give citizens the information they need to hold their leaders and…

Budge up Bono and Bob – Bill’s the Big New Activist for This G20

This blog  originally appeared on the Huffington Post. While Bono and Bob Geldof have long been banging away, pressing world leaders for progress to help the poorest with debt cancellation, more money and better policies to fight hunger and disease, there is a tough new activist in town: Seattle’s finest, Bill Gates Jnr. In a…

The F Word

I’ve been known to drop the occasional expletive, but the most offensive F word to me is not the one that goes f***. It’s F***** — the famine happening in Somalia. Drought, violence and political instability have invited in the grim reaper on a scale we have not seen in 20 years… more than 30,000…

Bono and K’naan discuss famine on CNN

ONE cofounder Bono and Somali-born singer and poet K’naan interviewed with CNN’s Anderson Cooper this week on the growing crisis in Somalia and urged the world to put a higher priority on responding to what has become a humanitarian catastrophe. Anderson and Sanjay Gupta have been reporting from Dadaab and Mogadishu this week, bringing forth…