New York festival urges aid, equality amid security panic


The music and political worlds joined together Saturday to press for development aid, gender equality and voter participation, with a festival in New York’s Central Park marred by a security scare.

An unofficial closing event following a week of hectic diplomacy at the UN General Assembly, the Global Citizen festival hands out free tickets to fans who pledge to take actions such as petitioning their governments to support efforts to end the most extreme global poverty.