The big international hoopla in NYC is over and we've got some post UN week observations and developments to share with you in the coming days.
My HGD colleagues and I listened to many speeches and pleas by dignitaries and development leaders this past week. The one speech in particular that really moved me was given by pop star and activist Sir Bob Geldof on Wednesday night at the MDG Summit reception at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Queen Rania of Jordan, Jeffrey Sachs and Tommy Hilfiger also spoke at this event. My Flipcam came in handy that night although the video is a bit shaky. If the unsteadiness of this 13-minute video makes you nauseous, just look away, but do listen. I hope you'll be moved to take action.
"The cynics are wrong. We're winning. It does work. Let's rededicate ourselves to the next five years. Let's rethink what Goethe, the great German poet said: 'Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.' " - Sir Bob Geldof