Bono is worried about the end of the world as we know it.

Bono is worried about the end of the world as we know it.
I mean, what’s left? The G7 is being threatened. She believes in the United Nations. The WTO is being threatened. It is an honor for this troubadour to be in such esteemed company. And I’ll tell you: I don’t take for granted that it exists. What is that…
Keep reading. I couldn’t be prouder to share the stage with this Taoiseach and this Tánaiste, who are, infuriatingly, younger than me — younger than the rock singer, and smarter! That is unusual, very unusual, and that’s what we had last night. Because let’s be honest, we live at a time when institutions as vital to human progress as the United Nations are under attack. I was honored to speak last night at the United Nations at the launch of Ireland’s bid for one of the temporary seats on the UN Security Council. Fuck! Or that it will continue to exist. His views on the subject have been distributed through Medium. At least you were not shouting at each other; I thought that was good. Not just these institutions, but what they’ve achieved is at risk — Paris! The European Union is threatened. I love that it exists. She is not just a star of our little nation; she is a star of the United Nations. And not just these institutions, but what they stand for — an international order based on shared values and shared rules — an international order that is facing the greatest test in its 70-year history. Iknow it’s unusual having a rock star hanging out at the UN Plaza but I’ll tell you what’s really unusual: having a load of ambassadors jumping up and down shouting their heads off at a rock and roll show. I love the architecture. When she’s in the room you can feel her love for the place. I love this building. Because it’s real, she feels it. These are perilous times — not just for these institutions, but for the shared values and shared rule of law they represent. Bono is most concerned about how the United States (read: Donald Trump) continues to pull at the threads binding the western alliance together. NATO is being threatened. I also have to say that I’m excited to be on a stage with the real rock star around here, Mary Robinson. The UN has never been more important and I spoke about the threats we are seeing today to critical multilateral institutions like the UN, the EU, NATO — and what they’ve achieved, including the Paris Climate Accord. And so do I.