Yunus urges youths to create poverty-free world

Yunus urges youths to create poverty-free world


Dhaka – Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus at a concert in New York has urged a gathering of 50,000 youths to create a world without
poverty, without unemployment, and without any need for people to live on state charity.
The Global Citizens Movement, which organised the festival, also met Prof Yunus and are planning to include his proposals for an
international minimum wage for garment workers and ‘happy workers tag’ as part of their global campaign to end extreme poverty.

The Global Citizen Festival, which began at 5 pm on Saturday and continued late into the evening, had performances by superstars of the
music world, including Bono, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer among many others.

The gathering was also addressed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Kim. – UNB


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