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"I don't want people coming to me, or the group, as some sort of God substitute or guru-like goons because I can look at myself in the mirror and just laugh." — Bono

Bono Met with South Korea President About Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance


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On Sunday, December 8, U2 performed at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea. South Korea’s First Lady Kim Jung-sook reportedly attended the show. The next day, President Moon Jae-in met with Bono at the Presidential Residence, Cheong Wa Dae (also called the Blue House).

The pair discussed Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, established in 2000. Gavi stands for Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation. According to its website, Gavi’s core partners include the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gavi’s mission is to enhance access for children worldwide to vaccines against diseases like pneumonia, measles, yellow fever, polio, and cholera.

The final stops on the 2019 Joshua Tree Tour include Manila on Wednesday, December 11, and Mumbai, on Sunday, December 15.

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