Concert held at UN to spread message about sustainable futureListen /
A group of international performers from the Caribbean, Asia and Africa are lending their voices and talents to call attention to the UN's anti-poverty goals.
The gala event featured the iconic zouk band Kassav’, soca artists David Rudder, Machel Montano and Tizzy, the Band Lalon from Bangladesh, as well as former child soldier turned Hip Hop artist and activist from South Sudan, Emmanuel Jal.
The United Nations and its Member States are working to define a sustainable development agenda beyond 2015, the deadline for reaching the targets set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The goals range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education.
For 15 years, the framework has helped galvanize development efforts and guide global and national development priorities.
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information opened the Concert introducing the President of the General Assembly and the UN Secretary-General to deliver remarks.
Beng Poblete-Enriquez prepared excerpts of the concert.