January 2019 Archives

We have assembled a collection of videos you can watch of Bono at 2019's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Davos 2019: Bono, Kagame, Lagarde on causes for optimism (CNN)

Davos 2019: Bono on inclusive and sustainable development (LIVE) (The Sun)

Bono at Davos 2019: 'Capitalism is a wild beast' (The Sun)

Bono: Public and private funds need to fight poverty - Davos 2019 (with Bill McGlashan) (CNBC)

U2's Bono on the role of capitalism in combating poverty (with Bill McGlashan) (CNBC)

U2's Bono on the role of capitalism in combating poverty from CNBC.


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Musician and campaigner says pressure to cut aid funding is hampering efforts to stamp out Aids

By Larry Elliott (in Davos)
Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

The world is at risk of losing the battle against HIV due to a backlash against aid triggered by a sense that western governments need to solve problems in their own countries, the musician and development campaigner Bono has said.

Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the U2 singer said populism in the rich north was the result of people being chewed up by capitalism.

Bono said 7,000 women a week were being infected by HIV/Aids and called for fresh funding for global health initiatives.

"We could lose this thing," he said. "We were winning. We have been somewhat put on the back foot by the understandable concern in northern economies that we have problems in our own cities. If there are people on the streets in our own cities, why should we care about what's going on over there?

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