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DPI and Global Citizen Festival partner for Stevie Wonder concert - Register to win free tickets

9 September 2013, New York, DPI

Register, take action and win FREE tickets to the Central Park concert on 28 September!

It’s not too late to attend the Global Citizen Festival, to be held in Central Park, New York City on 28 September 2013. The Concert will be headlined by UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder, with performances from Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer.

In its second year, the concert is organized by the Global Poverty Project, and presented in partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, to coincide with and celebrate the work of the UN General Assembly and to encourage activism from residents of New York and citizens around the world on issues of poverty and development. In 2012, the Global Citizen Festival drew 60,000 attendees who gathered on the Great Lawn of Central Park, and an additional 15 million people tuned into the live webcast.

The Department of Public Information (DPI) has established a unique partnership with the Global Poverty Project (GPP) to draw attention to the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the need to accelerate progress on health, education, equality for women and girls, and global partnerships.

"The timing of the Global Citizen Festival - while world leaders are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly - will inspire citizens to become more informed and aware on the need to urgently accelerate progress on the MDGs." Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said.

 This year, you can participate and be part of this exciting global event. Tickets to the concert are FREE and will be awarded through a lottery one can enter by redeeming points earned by taking simple actions online. Visit GPP HERE and use your UN Mission email address to register. Make sure you look for and support UN priority issues! It only takes a few minutes to register, take actions and enter the draw in three easy steps. The final draw for tickets will take place on 16 September, so enter now!

DPI is also delighted to announce that thanks to the partnership this year with the
GPP, the concert on 28 September will also be available as a link through UN Webcast for the benefit of all UN Mission staff who can not attend in person, whether in New York or around the globe.