Stars to kick off UN event
UNITED NATIONS - Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill and Melinda Gates will be on stage for next week’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City.
The Sept. 26 event that stars Beyonce, Pearl Jam and Coldplay is a highlight of the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon will be there, along with several prime ministers and CEOs.
The previously announced celebrity hosts include Stephen Colbert, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek Pinault, Olivia Wilde and Hugh Jackman.
Ed Sheeran, Common and Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan will also be performing in Central Park for the multi-hour event. It will air on MSNBC and stream on iHeartRadio and Tidal.
The event will highlight the launch of an ambitious set of global development goals.