Since early collaborations with Greenpeace and Amnesty International, the band have consistently thrown a spotlight on the work of campaign groups trying to make the world a better place.
From the ONE campaign to the Chernobyl Childrens Project, from supporting communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina to working to close the gender gap for women living in poverty, U2 have worked with many great causes and activist communities.
Find out more by selecting any one organisation below.
THE ANGIOGENESIS FOUNDATION
'Imagine that one medical advancement held the promise to conquer cancer. Now imagine that same advance has the potential to also end more than 70 of life's most threatening conditions, affecting one billion people. This is the promise of angiogenesis, the first medical revolution of the 21st century.' Dr. William Li.
Amnesty International is a movement of 7 million people, campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Independent of political ideology or religion, we expose the facts wherever abuses happen and lobby governments & powerful groups to ensure respect for international law.
CHERNOBYL CHILDREN'S PROJECT
Established in 1991, the Chernobyl Children's Project aims to alleviate the suffering and offer hope to those affected by the Chernobyl nuclear explosion - the children of Belarus, Western Russia and the Ukraine.
(RED) was founded in 2006 to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute proceeds from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS grants in sub-Saharan Africa.
The core principle of Greenpeace, founded in 1971, is to prevent harm to the environment using the concept of non-violent direct action.
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.
Music Rising was launched by The Edge, Bob Ezrin and Henry Juszkiewicz to rescue the musical culture of the Central Gulf region of the United States from the destruction caused by the catastrophic hurricanes of the summer of 2005 by replacing musical instruments lost or destroyed in the deluge.
ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030, so that everyone, everywhere can lead a life of dignity and opportunity. We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality.