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International non-profit organization Global Citizen is planning to bring people together for a cause through music.
Global Citizen, which concentrates its efforts on ending extreme poverty, has announced plans to stage a massive music festival called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. The event is slated for September 26, 2020, and organizers expect that it will be the largest broadcast for a charity event in history. It will last for 10 hours and will be held in various locations across five continents. The proceeds of the event will be used to support the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
According to the organization, an additional $350 billion is needed yearly to achieve the UN’s SDG in the 59 poorest countries in the world. To help raise funds for UN programs tackling global issues, Global Citizen plans to bring together famous artists and entertainers, as well as governments and NGOs.
To make the concert possible, Global Citizen teamed up with consultancy firm Teneo. The firm will help Global Citizen gather top entertainers, production promoters, and corporate and government leaders to make the event a reality.
The event is inspired by the Live Aid concert held in 1985, which featured the world’s biggest entertainers at the time, including U2 and Queen. The event garnered over $200 million for the fight against famine in Ethiopia.
Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans admits that organizing the event is a daunting challenge, but he is not discouraged. He is hopeful that the availability of social media and digital technology today can be used to inspire and encourage citizens all over the world to help with the organization’s causes.