At ONE, we don’t ask people for money—we ask them to use their voice. So to celebrate ONE and (RED)’s tenth anniversary, we brought some of the most powerful voices in music and entertainment to Carnegie Hall in New York City on December 1 for a night of mind-blowing performances. Their words helped us reflect on what you’ve helped us accomplish in ten years—and how much more work there is to do!
“There is no more first world. There is no more third world. There is one world, and we either live in it together or we fall apart separately. Going solo is no longer an option.” — Bono
“And extreme poverty is down 60 percent. If we keep pushing, it can be ELIMINATED by 2030. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s impossible – we’re already halfway there.” — Trevor Noah
“Bill and Melinda have been fierce allies and tireless global activists… a living testament to the fact that actions can be far more powerful than money.” — Stephen Colbert on Bill and Melinda Gates
“I am excited for the future. I know I will live in an AIDS-free world one day.” — Miley Cyrus
“At ONE, our job is to do whatever it takes to make sure that Eva’s voice is heard… by the most powerful people on the planet.” — ONE activist Refiloe Mpakanyae
“Politicians need people to keep us on our toes… to keep us honest. We need responsible global citizens to articulate new challenges, and push for solutions.” — Vice President Joe Biden
“In the end it is certainly not celebrities or personalities who change the world… it is social movements.” — Bono