28th Sep 2019
IRC is excited about being one of the advocacy partners at this year's Global Citizens Festival, which takes place on 28 September in New York's iconic Central Park.
Global Citizen is an active engaged community that holds world leaders accountable and empowers individuals to demand a better fairer world for all. They do this through a movement of millions of engaged Global Citizens to help achieve the vision of a world without extreme poverty by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
IRC is excited about being one of the advocacy partners at this year's Global Citizens Festival, which takes place on 28 September in New York's iconic Central Park.The Festival is a music festival where fans take actions to end extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets. This concert is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate and philanthropic leaders. Tickets to the festival are awarded through points earned by taking actions to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions, calling local member of parliament, and more.
IRC strongly supports Global Citizen's mission, particularly its outreach to politicians and governments in encouraging them to make binding commitments on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Indeed, governments from many of the countries that IRC operates in have made pledges with Global Citizen, including the Dutch government who committed to providing 50 million people with clean toilets and 30 million people with clean water by 2030. IRC is playing a part in delivering on this pledge by providing recommendations on how to hold governments, civil society organisations, development partners and UN organisations accountable for their WASH pledges.
During the Festival, Global Citizen will be promoting IRC's work on their social channels. IRC will share updates from the festival on our social media platforms and across the hashtags #PowerTheMovement, #GlobalCitizen and #WASHsystems.
For more information read "IRC partners with Global Citizen" by Bryony Stentiford.