The 2013 Global Citizen Festival is part of the worldwide movement to end extreme poverty. The free ticketed concert will take place on the Great Lawn of New York’s iconic Central Park, with performances by Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer on September 28, 2013.
The Global Citizen Festival is once again timed to provide world leaders with a clear and compelling mandate to help end extreme poverty by 2030, as they gather at the United Nations General Assembly inNew York.
These musicians and hosts will dedicate their time to encourage fans and friends to become ‘Global Citizens’ and raise awareness and take actions to end extreme poverty. This year, The Global Poverty Project’s four main themes of focus are: education, women’s equality, global health, and global partnerships. Through the Festival, The Global Poverty Project aims to achieve the specific policy objectives including ensuring every child can go to school, funding the training and deployment of hundreds of thousands of Community Health Workers in the global south, making equality for girls and women a global priority, and supporting public and private partnerships committed to ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Free tickets to the Festival can be earned at www.globalfestival.com where fans can take online “action” to earn their admission. Fans simply register to become a Global Citizen, choose from a variety of actions to earn points, like watching videos, signing petitions, sending emails to world leaders, and use their earned points to qualify for free tickets to the Festival.
The Global Poverty Project. (2013). Celebrities, Philanthropists, Political Figures to Host 2013 Global Citizen Festival Headlined by Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer in Central Park on September 28 [Press release]. Retrieved from http://prn.to/17aYX3A