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Sep 21, 2015, 10:19 ET Prime Ministers, Presidents, World Leaders and Activists respond to Call for an End to Extreme Poverty at the 2015 GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL

Over a dozen world leaders and prominent activists have announced their on-stage participation in the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, including:...


Sep 16, 2015, 07:00 ET Usher, Katie Holmes, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton, Freida Pinto, Gayle King, Sophia Bush And More Join The Host Committee For The 2015 Global Citizen Festival

Some of the world's biggest artists, advocates and influencers will again join the Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of New York's...


Jul 09, 2015, 07:15 ET Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran And Coldplay To Headline 2015 Global Citizen Festival

Pearl Jam, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay will headline the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, a free-ticketed event on the Great Lawn in...


Feb 13, 2015, 09:39 ET Global Citizen and Coldplay's Chris Martin Announce Global Citizen 2015

In continuing the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030, Global Citizen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, today announced Global Citizen 2015,...


Dec 17, 2014, 09:54 ET Forbes Magazine Editor Randall Lane Joins Global Board Of The Global Poverty Project

 The Global Poverty Project announced today that Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes magazine, has joined its Global Board of Directors.  A...


Sep 10, 2014, 09:15 ET Hugh Jackman To Lead Host Committee For Third Annual Global Citizen Festival

Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced the official 2014 host committee will be led by Hugh Jackman, and will also include Adrian Grenier,...


Apr 07, 2014, 09:30 ET Tiesto, Above & Beyond, Krewella, Alvin Risk, And More To Perform At 'Thank You Festival' At Merriweather Post Pavilion, June 26, 2014

 The Global Citizen movement continues its efforts to motivate and educate socially-active youth about the causes and consequences of extreme...


Sep 05, 2013, 15:36 ET 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

 Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced that the official host committee for the 2013...


Sep 26, 2012, 15:57 ET Global Citizen Movement Award Winners to be Announced at the Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn in Central Park on September 29, 2012

 The Global Poverty Project (GPP) announced today the winners of the Global Citizen Movement Awards, recognizing four outstanding leaders in...


Sep 10, 2012, 11:21 ET Luminary Hosts for Global Citizen Festival In Central Park Announced

The Global Poverty Project has announced the official host committee for the Global Citizen Festival 2012. The all-star roster represents...


Aug 07, 2012, 11:19 ET Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys to Perform Global Festival 2012 on the Great Lawn in Central Park

 The Global Poverty Project (GPP) has announced the Global Festival 2012, a multifaceted event culminating with a free ticketed concert on the...


Jun 28, 2012, 12:33 ET Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation Donates $650,000 To Global Poverty Project

 The Global Poverty Project announced today that the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation has donated $650,000 to further its $100 Million...