Friday, January 3, 2014’s most popular stories of 2013

Wow, what a year 2013 has been for and the fight against extreme poverty. You witnessed the reauthorization of the US’ key program against AIDS, PEPFAR; the launch of President Obama’s Power Africa initiative to bring reliable electricity to more than 50 million people; celebrated a major win for oil and gas transparency in the EU; and mourned the passing of our great role model Nelson Mandela.

Here's some of those events:

Bono Hits Oil Companies at CGI for Blocking Anti-Corruption Rules

ONE’s cofounder Bono took aim at the oil industry today for trying to kill new rules that would help prevent corruption by requiring oil, gas and mining companies to make public what they pay for the rights to extract natural resources in developing countries.

Bono at TED 2013: Eradicating extreme poverty doesn’t have to be a dream
On February 26th, Bono spoke at TED to show the progress in the fight against extreme poverty… and what we need to do next. Bono shares the new facts about fighting global poverty: “Forget the rock opera, forget the bombast, my usual tricks. The only thing singing today will be the facts.”

Read about the other events here.


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