The British Embassy in Dublin announces that Bono will be granted the honor early in the new year for his services to the music industry and his humanitarian work. Prime Minister Tony Blair sent his congratulations.
I know from talking to you how much these causes matter to you. I know as well how knowledgeable you are about the problems we face and how determined you are to do all you can to help overcome them. I want personally to thank you for the invaluable role you played in the run-up to the Gleneagles G8 summit. Without your personal contribution, we could not have achieved the results we did. So thank you and I look forward to continuing to work together to maintain momentum on Africa, and ensure leaders around the world meet the promises they have made.