The Latest: Shakira performs at global summit opening

Shakira performs at the start of the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Latest developments at the United Nations summit to adopt an ambitious blueprint to eradicate extreme poverty and other global goals. (All times local).



What an opening act: Pope Francis' speech to the U.N. General Assembly led into performances by singers Shakira and Angelique Kidjo as a historic gathering at the U.N. to adopt global development goals began.

Shakira sang "Imagine," and Kidjo sang "Afrika." Then Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai shifted to a more solemn tone with her opening words: "In the name of God, the most beneficent, the most merciful."

Yousafzai made a plea for education for all. "Promise us that you will keep your commitments and invest in our future," she said.



A historic gathering of world leaders has adopted a set of ambitious global development goals that aim to eliminate poverty and hunger over the next 15 years.