Cameron and Bono to join AP discussion at Davos

Jan. 21, 2014
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Participants leave the Congress Center the last day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)
The United Nations’ eight ambitious Millennium Development Goals for 2015 included calls for reducing poverty, hunger and child mortality and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

What should the new goals be? This will be the topic on Jan. 24 of the fifth annual Associated Press debate at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
 
Friday’s discussion, titled “The Post-2015 Goals: Inspiring a New Generation to Act,” will feature British Prime Minister David Cameron; the rock star Bono, who’s been outspoken in the fight against AIDS and poverty; Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Save the Children International CEO Jasmine Whitbread; and Tidjane Thiam, Prudential group chief executive, United Kingdom.
 
The discussion will be moderated by AP Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes.
 
“Can extreme poverty be eradicated in the next 15 years? A United Nations panel says it can be done, changing the lives of a billion people,” Oreskes said. “But it would require a massive reordering by the rest of us of business, politics and lifestyles on everything from carbon consumption to gender equality. We will ask our panel whether this is truly possible.”

The hourlong session will unfold at 1215 GMT (7:15 a.m. ET) and be carried live on APTN Direct to AP’s global array of customers.
 
An edited version will be available later for other international broadcast clients. The discussion will also be webcast live and on demand on the World Economic Forum’s website.
 
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