Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness will host the festival, which calls on world leaders to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and end extreme poverty by 2030.
The international advocacy group also wants leaders to tackle the maternal health crisis, end child marriage and reduce the use of plastics.
The festival is a continuation of a series of events honoring the life and legacy of South African Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.
Free tickets are distributed to those selected after becoming members of Global Citizen.
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