|This collection of links are various organizations
that U2 has supported throughout the years, either through contributions
of songs to compilations, or more visible campaigning and support on behalf
of the organization.
DATA: In the late 1990's Bono became very interested in third world debt
relief, as evidenced by his dedication and support of the Jubilee
2000 movement. Since he has co-founded DATA an international non-profit
organization "which aims to raise awareness about the crisis swamping Africa:
unpayable DEBTS, uncontrolled spread of AIDS, and unfair TRADE rules which
keep AFRICANS poor."
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Leaders in the worldwide fight for Human Rights.
U2 has been involved since the early 1980's. They toured in 1986 as part
of the Amnesty International tour, and have shown support for the organization
at all of their concerts since.
Organization that is leading the fight against environmental degredation.
U2 was involved with a Greenpeace action against the Sellafield nuclear
facility in 1993.
An organization dedicated to restoring freedom and democracy to the 50
million citizens of Burma who are now under the control of an illegal military
government. Walk On was dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, a major figurehead
in this cause.
An organization that helps alleviate the suffering of children in war torn
areas. U2 donated the profits from "Miss Sarajevo" to this group
and performed at the Concert for War Child held by Pavarotti in 1995.
Bono's wife Ali has been very involved with this organization that helps
the children that suffered from the 1986 nuclear disaster. The proceeds
from "The Sweetest Thing" were donated to this organization.
The 46664 organization is dedicated to the fight against AIDS in Africa
and beyond and is an offshoot of the Nelson Mandela foundation. The
number '46664' was Mandela's prison number when he was incarcerated.
It featured strong participation by Bono, in helping to write a song titled
'46664' and both he and the Edge appeared in 2003's concert for World AIDS