Power to world youth – Sir Bob Geldof

2011-09-02 11:28

Singer-songwriter, philanthropist and One Young World (OYW) counsellor Sir Bob Geldof called on delegates to challenge existing power structures and bring about the change his generation of leaders failed to bring to the world.

“You have to get us out of this mess because we have failed,” a visibly riled up Geldof said during his keynote address at the OYW opening ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland.

“The US government is a grotesque failure, European leadership is a laughable farce and the media has utterly failed,” he said.

Geldof, former lead singer of the 70s Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats, called on future leaders to move away from the notion that nation states hold all power but to rather use available technology to communicate and collaborate for good.

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