The Global Poverty Project

“By giving every child a chance to thrive, our generation can end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, CEO, The Global Poverty Project.

The Global Poverty Project (GPP), of which World Vision, Women of Vision and the Strong Women, Strong World initiative are supporting partners, aims to bring together thousands of people to take action, so that this generation can make history.

The GPP has announced the Global Festival 2012, a multifaceted event culminating with a free ticketed concert on the Great Lawn of New York’s iconic Central Park on September 29, 2012. Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys will headline, supported by Band of Horses and K’Naan. The Global Festival, which celebrates achievements made towards eradicating extreme poverty, has been timed to create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York, when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.

While progress has been made to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, an estimated 1.3 billion people still live in extreme poverty, on less than the equivalent of $1.50 per day. There is much to be done and the need for action is urgent!

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