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Third Global Citizen Festival held in New York

Sep 30, 2014 14:33 IST

Third Global Citizen Festival was held at the Central Park in New York on 27 September 2014. The annual festival is aimed at raising the consciousness of a generation to make change inevitable.

The festival was attended by world leaders like United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim. At the festival, the leaders raised their commitment on the issues of sustainable development, poverty and climate change.

The festival was featured by the artists  
• Jay Z, an American rapper
• No Doubt, American rock band
• Carrie Underwood and Beyonce, they are American singers
• Fun, American indie pop band
• The Roots, American hip hop/neo soul band
• Tiesto, Dutch DJ

About Global Citizen  
Global Citizen is an initiative of Global Poverty Project, an international education and advocacy organization of Australia working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.

The Global Poverty Project creates campaigns with the purpose of increasing the number of people taking action to end extreme poverty, with the vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

About Global Citizen Festival
Global citizen festival aims to secure new commitments to health, education, equality of women and global partnerships.
The festival is an incredible tool to promote activism through something people love – live musical entertainment  which in turn, give world leaders a clear and compelling mandate to commit to end extreme poverty.

 

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