Global Citizen Announces 5th Annual Concert to Fight Poverty


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Global Citizen Announces 5th Annual Concert to Fight Poverty
  • Pro Social Initiatives
July 29, 2016

Hosted in partnership with MSNBC, the Global Citizen Festival will return for its fifth year on September 24, and promises a star-studded lineup of performances by Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Metallica and more, broadcast live from Central Park in New York City.  Established in 2012, the Global Citizen Festival invites people across the country to take actions to help solve the world’s biggest problems including hunger, gender inequality and climate change.

Over the past five years, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over six million actions to solve the world's biggest challenges. These actions amount to six million emails, tweets, petition signatures and phone calls targeting world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030. To date, actions by the Global Citizen community have resulted in 130 commitments and policy announcements that will affect the lives of 656 million people by 2030. Through the Global Citizen Festival partnership, MSNBC strives to elevate the stories of this community -- the individuals, corporations, and organizations who are working towards the goal of eradicating extreme poverty. 

We all have the power to become Global Citizens who make a difference. Global Citizens have a chance to win tickets by choosing from a range of actions that earn you points. Once you earn enough points, you can enter the drawing for festival tickets up until September 23. To join us and take action, visit