Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and Global Citizen has announced Global Citizen 2015, a new 15-year campaign to continue the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030!
According to Look To The Stars, the Global Citizen platform along will Chris will stage the Global Citizen Festival (which has been set in New York City’s Central Park for the past several years) in different countries around the world for the next 15 years! Global citizens and leaders, along with several artists will work together to track the process and success of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Chris will serve as the curator over the entire 15 years, Richard Curtis will serve as creative director for 2015, and Global Citizen and its partners will plan policy goals towards this effort.
MSNBC will return as the official media sponsor of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival. The headliners for this year’s Festival will be announced later this year.
Before the United Nations General Assembly this September, Global Citizen 2015 events will include:
• Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day on the National Mall, Washington D.C., USA, April 18, 2015, in partnership with Earth Day Network
• Global Citizen G7 Summit Event in Bavaria, Germany, June 7, 2015
• 2015 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, USA, Sept 26, 2015, produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich.
“2015 is a pivotal year to change the future of our people and our planet. In the last 15 years, the world has cut the rate of extreme poverty in half, reached an additional 44 million children with an education, and halved child deaths. But there is still a lot of work to be done,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of The Global Poverty Project. Beginning this year, global citizens will hold our world leaders accountable to the SDGs so that we can see an end to extreme poverty in the next 15 years.”
Chris said of the partnership, “I, and we as a band, are so excited to be working with Global Citizen. They are passionate about putting equality, fairness and compassion into the world, and improving the quality of life for millions of people around the world whose needs are sometimes overlooked. We are joining their cause because we believe in it, and in them, very much.”
This campaign is so great and definitely necessary! As Chris said, there are millions around the world suffering from poverty, and they need assistance. I’m happy that others are taking a stand to make this world a better place! For more information about Global Citizen and the campaign surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals, visit GlobalCitizen.org.
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