A Glimpse of Bono

There was a celebrity visiting the World Bank today. An awesome celebrity! I am normally not a fan of celebrities trying to save the world but there are exceptions, and Bono is probably the best. I have been to several U2 concerts, but these days, I tend to think of him more as a poverty elimination advocator than as a rock star. So I couldn’t resist the opportunity to go and listen to what he had to say. It was mostly a pep talk, but all I can say is that getting a pep talk from Bono is great! (Even though I couldn’t see much because I was so far back…) The event was part of the discussion What Will It Take to End Poverty? I think everyone, at least in the development sector, knows what is needed, and what we agreed once more today in this event was that a lot more can be done. It is NOT OK that 1.3 million people still live on less than 1.25 dollars per day and that 870 million people are chronically undernourished! Things are certainly improving, but not fast enough for all those individuals around the world who still don’t have access to clean water, enough food, healthcare, or education.


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