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Macron to receive Bono and Rihanna next week

Ⓒ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/Archives – Vivien Killilea – | The singer Rihanna (g) and singer Bono (d), at a fashion show in New York on Sept. 7, 2014

President Emmanuel Macron will receive on Monday Bono and Wednesday Rihanna, two very active singers in NGOs promoting education, announced Saturday the Elysee.

On July 6, the singer of U2, co-founder of NGO One, had urged the G20 leaders, including Mr. Macron, to commit themselves to education.

In a joint letter with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Bono called on the main emerging and industrialized countries to “support the proposal” of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to set up an “International Finance Facility for (IFFEd), “which could be put forward next year by the Argentine Presidency of the G20.

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Anne-Christine POUJOULAT – | The singer Rihanna, May 19, 2017 at the Cannes Film Festival

Meanwhile, Rihanna, a Barbadian R & B star and founder of the humanitarian organization Clara Lionel Foundation, questioned the new French president on June 24 on Twitter asking if France would “commit to the Fund for Education “, of which she is the mouthpiece.

Rihanna, who has been the ambassador since 2016 of the Global Partnership for Education, an association to provide access to education for children in developing countries, has made similar efforts with Argentine President Mauricio Macri and By Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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