Throughout history, ordinary people have created extraordinary change. By standing against injustice, raising their voices, and sharing their vision for a better world, they have formed movements that have shaped history. Right now, across the globe, millions are taking action to fight the injustice of extreme poverty, working to tackle some of the biggest issues of our time, and making remarkable progress. Their efforts have helped halve extreme poverty.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is partnering with the Global Poverty Project and using
cutting-edge technology to launch Global Citizenâ€”an enduring online community and movement against extreme poverty with real-world successes. Global Citizen is a web platform (www.globalcitizen.org) that will unite and amplify the calls of the movement to end extreme poverty. Itâ€™s a learning and action dashboard that will connect you with some of the most powerful and innovative organizations out there, with campaigns creating important, sustainable change for the worldâ€™s poorâ€”and with opportunities to take real social action, anytime, anywhere.
And this September, as world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, weâ€™re hosting the Global Festivalâ€”a massive advocacy, free ticketed concert that will put the movement to end extreme poverty in the headlines. This historic event will bring Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, Kâ€™naan and 60,000 change makers together on the Great Lawn in Central Park, where we will raise our voices and urge our leaders and fellow citizens to do more to tackle extreme poverty.
There are 1.3 billion people still living in extreme poverty. Together, through Global Citizen, we can ensure that the public engages with and takes action toward ending extreme poverty.