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Akufo-Addo, Kweku Mandela, Michelle Obama, Whoopi Goldberg speak at the 6th Annual Global Citizen Festival

On the 23rd of September, about 60,000 people converged on Central Park’s Green Lawn for the 6th annual Global Citizen Festival.

The free outing unites politicians, activists and some of music’s biggest hitmakers for a talks of political and social change as well as thrilling performances from the artists present.

In attendance at the event were Nelson Mandela‘s grandson Kweku Mandela, Ghana’s president Akufo-Addo, Whoopi Goldberg, Priyanka Chopra, AlessiaCara, Big Sean, The Chainsmokers and a host of others.

Michelle Obama was not physically present at the event but had recorded a video previously to be played at the festival.

Watch some highlights below:

A message for Global Citizens on Girl-Child education by Michelle Obama

Kweku Mandela reflects on his grandfather’s legacy

Whoopi Goldberg gives powerful speech on HIV/AIDS

Demi Lovato calls for Mental Health Aid for Refugees

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo commits to end Child Marriage

Genocide survivor condemns ISIS, calls for Justice

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