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Global Citizen Festival kick-starts the Global Goals campaign to reach 7 billion people in 7 days following the agreement of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development…reports Asian Lite news

Actor Arjun Kapoor
Actor Arjun Kapoor

One of India’s leading “young guns” film actors and Global Goals campaign international champion, Arjun Kapoor, participated at this year’s Global Citizen Festival in Central Park New York as an Indian Ambassador for the event.

The annual Global Citizen Festival, organised by the Global Poverty Project, is a free, action-rewarded, and advocacy driven music festival with a live audience of 60,000 people, where fans engage with social and economic development issues in order to win tickets. Hosted by Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde, Arjun  joined an esteemed line-up of talent, which included performances by Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.

Following his advocacy and focused effort as the ambassador of WWF India, Arjun’s impact with youth and his popularity made him a natural choice for the Global Citizen Festival and Global Goals campaign.

The Global Citizen Festival will kick start the Global Goals campaign which aims to reach 7 billion people in 7 days with news of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (26 September – 2 October 2015). Conceived by renowned filmmaker and founder of Comic Relief Richard Curtis for the United Nations, the Global Goals campaign is supported by a variety of existing campaigns, including Project Everyone, action/2015 and Global Citizen. This unprecedented effort – which exists to both make the goals famous and push for their full implementation – will culminate on 25 September at the UN when 193 world leaders will adopt The Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious targets to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.

With India being the world’s youngest country and with more than half of its population being under the age of 25, the youth has been a driving force behind many social movements in recent years, with the ability to create positive change. Arjun’s presence will support in spreading awareness of the Global Goals far and wide with Indian youth to inspire positive action.

 

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