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“MDG is one of the worst acronyms ever invented,” Bob Geldof said at the U. N. Millennium Development Goals Summit closing reception Sept. 22 at the Plaza Hotel. “It’s so boring. It could put you to sleep.”

The singer-political activist, along with President Obama, Matt Damon, Ted Turner and Edward Norton were on hand during the three-day summit to make sure no one fell asleep while they discussed the plan to eradicate poverty.

“While it may look like nothing actually happens during these (meetings),” said Geldof, “what these three days do is refocus energy, redefine the argument and allow everyone to give one more push.”