On Saturday, September 24, the 2016 Global Citizen Festival marked its fifth year on the Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park. World and business leaders, non-profit organizations, socially conscious artists, and thousands of Global Citizens united to further the world’s progress toward achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The Festival featured performances by Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer, Metallica, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf / Cat Stevens. Approximately 60,000 Global Citizens attended and millions watched live through broadcast partners MSNBC and YouTube.
In five short years, the Global Citizen Festival has grown into the largest, most visible moment of a year-long movement of engaged Global Citizens working to influence world leaders and decision makers to enact policy changes and commit significant resources to help solve the world’s biggest challenges.
Additionally, the Festival and its action-based model was taken to Canada for the first time on Saturday, September 16 and the Global Citizen Festival India will be held on Saturday, November 19 in Mumbai, India.
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