Mariah Carey sang against poverty in New York • NEWS.AT

Stars like Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, Metallica and the Jonas Brothers all performed for a good cause at a concert in New York’s Central Park on Saturday night (local time). They were among the many entertainers and activists who campaigned for greater commitment to fighting poverty and strengthening the rights of girls and women around the world as part of the multi-hour “Global Citizen” festival.

Actresses such as Katie Holmes and Rachel Brosnahan, as well as representatives of governments, the United Nations and humanitarian organizations spoke to tens of thousands of people present. Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was the presenter.

The festival, which has been held annually since 2012, aims to raise funds for climate protection and poverty. As part of the campaign, politicians and companies are also called to work for greater justice and sustainability. The idea is to encourage many people to get involved in these goals.

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