News from the global poverty project A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Sep 18, 2014, 17:42 ET

Prime Ministers, Presidents and World Leaders to Fight for an End to Extreme Poverty by 2030 at Third Annual Global Citizen Festival

 Today, the Global Citizen Festival announced that over a dozen world leaders including, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of...

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,...

Jul 09, 2014, 12:01 ET

Third Annual GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL to be headlined by JAY Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiesto

The Global Citizen movement continues its campaign to achieve a world without extreme poverty by 2030 with the third annual Global Citizen...

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 20, 2013, 12:19 ET

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Leaders Commit to Fight for an End to Extreme Poverty

 Today, The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with Cotton On Foundation, announced that Alice Albright, CEO of Global...

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...

Aug 19, 2013, 09:15 ET

iHeartRadio Launches large-scale digital campaign to support the Global Poverty Project

 The Global Poverty Project today announced a partnership with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in America with...

Jul 12, 2013, 09:03 ET

2013 Global Citizen Festival Announced; Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, And John Mayer On The Great Lawn In Central Park

 The Global Poverty Project, in proud partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, announced the 2013 Global Citizen Festival – a free...

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 20, 2012, 09:00 ET

Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 29th to Make History as the Largest Syndicated Music Charity Webcast and Broadcast

The Global Poverty Project is proud to announce that their upcoming Global Citizen Festival, produced by AEG Network LIVE and delivered by AEG...

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...

Apr 08, 2011, 06:17 ET

Global Poverty Project and Board Member Hugh Jackman Ask Americans to "Live Below the Line" in a Worldwide Campaign to End Extreme Poverty

In the wake of proposals from Capitol Hill to cut funding for US aid by 40%, Global Poverty Project (GPP) announces the launch of its first United...