Global Citizen Festival

Taking place in New York City’s Central Park, gathering headliners the Weeknd, Janet Jackson, John Legend, to name a few. 

The musical artists will stand together with activists, music fans, and millions of Global Citizens across the globe to call on world leaders to fulfill their obligation to achieve the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and end extreme poverty by 2030.

This festival is part of GC’s Be the Generation Campaign- a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year. Mandela 100is the crowning event, taking place on Dec 2 in Johannesburg, South Africa, that will gather world leaders to make commitments to deliver Nelson Mandela’s dream of ending extreme poverty. 

GC’s New York Festival calls on world leaders to make commitments on the following issues: 

  • Ensure people don’t suffer needlessly from preventable diseases.
  • Give every child access to a quality education.
  • Get US states to banish child marriage with new laws.
  • Make sure all people have access to enough nutritious food and clean drinking water.
  • Reduce the amount of single-use plastics that are used.
  • Eliminate bail bond programs that unfairly target the poor.

GC Festival