Over 60,000 people turned up for the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park, New York on 28 September to support Global Poverty Project's campaign to end extreme poverty by 2030 (globalpovertyproject.com). The concert, which coincided with the United Nations General Assembly, featured testimonials and short videos from celebrities, politicians, activists, UN and global health leaders on issues of women's equality, health and education. As part of the health segment, GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley joined Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute and actress Olivia Wilde to support Sachs' campaign to train and deploy 1 million community health workers across sub-Saharan Africa. He also highlighted GAVI's mission to accelerate access to life-saving vaccines in poor countries. Other speakers included President Joyce Banda of Malawi, Bono, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and USAID Administrator Raj Shah. The five-and-a-half hour concert featured musical performances by Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello. The festival's sponsors included Australia's Cotton On Foundation, HP, FedEx and Coca Cola.