On This Day 11 Years Ago – Live 8 makes G8 double aid to poor nations!

On 2nd July 2005 Bob Geldof organised the Live 8 benefit concerts to take place in the G8 states and in South Africa. They were timed to precede the G8 Conference & Summit to be held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland from 6th–8th July 2005 and were also timed to take place on the 20th anniversary of Live Aid. The event was intended to support the aims of the UK’s Make Poverty History campaign and the Global Call for Action Against Poverty. Ten simultaneous concerts were held on 2nd July and one on 6th July. On 7th July, the G8 leaders pledged to double the 2004 levels of aid to poor nations from US$25 billion to US$50 billion by the year 2010. They also agreed to cancel the debts of the 18 poorest countries but Africa continued to press for ALL African debts to be cancelled. Half of the money raised by the Live 8 events was earmarked for the benefit of Africa. Read more […]

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The full concert at Hyde Park, London, England!

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Paul McCartney and all the other artists singing Hey Jude!

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Live 8. G8, BE GREAT.

Live 8 was part of a day of action across the world to highlight the problem of global poverty.
Live 8 was part of a day of action across the world to highlight the problem of global poverty.

 

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