Global Citizen Festival Spotlights SDGs, WASH
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The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival took place in New York City's Central Park alongside the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to an estimated crowd of 60,000 people.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on attendees to help make the new Goals "a global reality,” and demand that their leaders deliver on them.

global_citizen27 September 2015: The fourth annual Global Citizen Festival took place in New York City’s Central Park alongside the UN Sustainable Development Summit, which adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. An estimated crowd of 60,000 people participated, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on attendees to help make the new Goals “a global reality,” and demand that their leaders deliver on them.

The festival included appearances by Beyoncé, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai and US First Lady Michelle Obama. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim appeared on stage with Big Bird from Sesame Street to raise awareness about water, sanitation and hygiene.

The Global Citizen Festival was started by the Global Poverty Project, which campaigns to ensure that commitments to health, education, women’s equality and global partnerships are met.

Attendees received free tickets to the concert after taking voluntary actions to help end poverty. [Global Citizen Festival] [UN Press Release] [World Bank Blog]


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