The mega festival, spread all over the world, aims to demand an end to extreme poverty by 2030 and raise funds for the neediest countries. From 6 pm (Italian time) on 25 September, for 24 hours uninterrupted, the weekend in music sees hundreds of music greats alternate, in front of over 100,000 spectators in attendance and at least a billion viewers connected all over the world.
The Big Musicians sing for the planet – On the stages of New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Sidney, Lagos, Seoul and Mumbai, artists of the caliber of Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Duran Duran. Among the big Italians, in addition to Maneskin, also Andrea Bocelli from Tuscany.
Environmental challenge and fight against poverty – “We ask the richest countries to keep their promise to allocate 100 billion dollars a year to help developing countries”, explained Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Citizen association. “We must face the climate crisis and the environmental challenge, and the distribution of one billion doses of the anti Covid vaccine to all poor countries. But above all we ask that 60 billion dollars be allocated for food security and to ensure meals. to 41 million people in the world who suffer from hunger and live on the brink of starvation “.
Mario Draghi’s appeal – A powerful message entrusted not only by the many artists who have joined the initiative, but also by various personalities from the world of culture and politics who wanted to make their contribution to sensitize world public opinion. Among these the Dukes of Sussex Harry e Meghan (present on the stage of Central Park in New York), the chairman of the board Mario Draghi, who entrusted his message to a clip in which he appears together with other world leaders: “The new generations will ask themselves a simple question: why didn’t our parents act earlier to stop climate change?”
Ursula von der Leyen-, “The rich must give more” – The president of the EU commission Ursula von der Leyen from the stage in Paris announced 140 million euros for food security: “Our message is clear: we want to put an end to the pandemic, global warming and hunger in the world. vision of Europe. We must all act together and the richest must give more “.
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