Watch Bill Gates live at the European Parliament

Today, Bill Gates will address the Development Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels. After his speech, the newly elected president of the European Parliament, Martin Shultz, will make closing remarks.

Watch the debate live here from 2-3:30 pm CET (1-2:30 GMT/UTC), and share your thoughts using #livingproof on twitter!

Gates will be talking about Living Proof, which shares stories and facts about the incredible progress being achieved by people in developing countries as a result of smart aid investments. Since stepping down from his role as CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates has dedicated himself to the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Foundation works with ONE in fighting extreme poverty and poor health in developing countries.

The address on Living Proof comes at a crucial time – this year the European Parliament and EU member states will decide on the EU’s next 7-year budget. The current proposals foresee 57 billion euros for development cooperation, and ONE will be working hard to ensure that European leaders protect this funding aimed at the poorest countries in the world.

Tune in to ONE.org for more info and actions on EU aid in the coming months!

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