Bill Gates and Bob Geldof among One charity launch panellists

Bono's One charity launches Data Report 2009 at London's Lewis Media Centre

Bill Gates and Bob Geldof among One charity launch panellists
Bill Gates and Bob Geldof among One charity launch panellists

Bill Gates, Bob Geldof and Archbishop Desmond Tutu were among the panellists at Bono's One charity's Data Report 2009 press launch last week.

London's Lewis Media Centre hosted the event, which was attended by more than 100 members of international press.

The One charity campaigns against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan sent a special satellite message from South Africa in support of the charity's mission.

One Campaign Consultant Katie Hayes said: "The Media Centre has all the right features for an event like this. The state-of-the-art AV installation and equipment facilitated ten camera crews and was exactly what we required to ensure this major launch in our calendar was a success. We look forward to using the venue again in the future."

The report analyses the G8's progress towards their commitments to Africa, made since the 2005 Gleneagles Summit.

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