WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVIST GRACA MACHEL, SUPERMODEL KAREN ELSON AND THOUSANDS TO GATHER IN SUPPORT OF GLOBAL POVERTY GOALS
“ONE CANDLE” TO SERVE AS A UNIFIYING AND ATHEMIC CALL TO ACTION
ON THE EVE OF POPE FRANCIS ADDRESS, SUPPORTERS TO LIGHT THE SKY IN FRONT OF UNITED NATIONS
September 24, 2015 NYC - Tonight at 6pm, thousands will gather in Dag Hammarskjold plaza at the United Nations in support of the UN Global Poverty Goals. This event, part of the action/2015 movement, on the eve of the signing of the new Global Goals will be the flagship event in North America, with concurrent events across the globe.
Together with flashlights, candles, cell phones and more, thousands will hold a vigil and light the way for leaders to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change just hours before they sign the UN Global Goals.
New York City, is just one of the over 100 cities hosting events as night falls. Hundreds-of-thousands are expected to take part globally, from London, England to Sydney, Australia, Delhi, India to Johannesburg, South Africa and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The event will also feature musical performances and special guests including Ghanaian musician and activist, Rocky Dawuni, environmental hip-hop artist and youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez or “Kid Warrior” – culminating in the world premiere of the song "One Candle”, a unifying and anthemic call to action written and performed by J. Ralph and Sia for the soundtrack to the upcoming documentary ‘Racing Extinction’ as well as the entire global awareness movement.
The new Global Goals is a historic global agreement that governments will sign that will redefine efforts to end extreme poverty, confront global inequalities and help tackle climate change for the next 15 years.
WHEN: Tonight September 24, 2015
WHERE: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues
action/2015 is one of the world’s largest citizens’ movements active in more than 150 countries. Made up of over 2000 organisations with nearly 100 in the UK including Save the Children, Age International, Amnesty International, Anglican Alliance, Comic Relief, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Marie Stopes International, ONE, Plan UK, Restless Development, Royal Commonwealth Society, SightSavers, VSO and WaterAid