GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT REACHES OUT TO ITS GLOBAL CITIZENS IN AUSTRALIA
The Global Poverty Project (GPP) aims to increase the numbers and effectiveness of people taking real action to end extreme poverty. GPP has a single vision, and this is a world without extreme poverty, within a generation. They focus on building a global movement for change: mobilising people to make a difference now, and changing the systems and policies that keep people in poverty.
GPP have recently launched Global Citizen which is a new online platform designed to raise awareness about a range of issues related to extreme poverty. It helps passionate change makers take action anytime, anywhere!
Global Citizens can take action on globalcitizen.org to earn points for a chance to receive a ticket to the Global Citizen Festival. By sharing articles, videos and infographics about the core issues, as well as signing petitions and sending emails to world leaders, Global Citizens can be part of a movement that will create real change for those living in extreme poverty.
This week it was announced that Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer will headline the second annual Global Citizen Festival, September 28, on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York. The focus remains, and that is to work together to end extreme poverty.
In its inaugural year last year, the event saw Neil Young, Foo Fighters and the Black Keys perform.
Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of the Global Poverty Project and Michael Sheldrick, global policy and advocacy manager for the Global Poverty Project are Calling All Global Citizens: Small Actions to Create Big Impact Against Global Poverty
This year , in Australia, we will see a special live event link in with the Global Citizen Festival in New York. The event will feature Australian Artists who are passionate about the cause and the campaign.
Hugh Evans recently published this years campaign that Together with Global Citizens, will force change:
- Leaders to commit the funds needed to uphold their pledge to put every child into primary school by 2015, including the 57 million children who currently go without.
- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to answer the calls from African Governments for the funds needed to train and deploy hundreds of thousands of community health workers.
- The telecommunications industry and the Broadband Commission to step up and ensure that no health worker has to pay for airtime when a patient’s life is at stake.
- Governments to invest in a future where all children are fully immunized by increasing efforts to provide all vaccines recommended by the World Health Organisation to children everywhere.
- The global community to embrace a bold, ambitious post-2015 development agenda that places the empowerment of girls and women as its core priority.
- $1.3 billion dollars in new commitments
By: Antony Hampel