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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...


Aug 13, 2015, 08:15 ET Stephen Colbert, Salma Hayek Pinault, Deborra-Lee & Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington And Olivia Wilde Announced As Lead Hosts For The 2015 Global Citizen Festival

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Citizen has announced that Stephen Colbert, CHIME FOR CHANGE co-founder Salma Hayek Pinault,...


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,...


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...