Today, a new worldwide concert was announced: "Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream." It will benefit United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals with aims at ending extreme poverty and tackling climate change. The 10-hour "Live-Aid" style concert will be broadcast for for free with performances happened in New York's Central Park, Lagos in Nigeria, and cities in Latin America, Europe, and Asia that will be announced shortly.
A roster of big name artists has already been confirmed, including:
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Billie Eilish
- Eddie Vedder
- Pharrell Williams
Hosts for the event already announced include Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Jill Vedder, Katie Holmes, Rachel Brosnahan, Trevor Noah and Uzo Aduba. The event is being put together by Global Citizen, who had this to say:
Next year marks the ten-year countdown to achieve the United Nations Global Goals, a roadmap to end extreme poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. Global Citizen engages with more than 25 million advocates and activists each month who are using their collective voice to help achieve these objectives. Through the platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions. They can redeem those awards to attend Global Citizen events and experiences that take place all over the world.
More details about the "Global Goal Live" events — including performers, lineups and locations, broadcast information, additional events, and more — will be shared over the coming months. Starting today, people everywhere can start taking action to call on world leaders to fulfill their promises.
For more information, visit GlobalGoal2020.com.