NetAid Global Musical Event

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UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Suva, Fiji Islands

PRESS RELEASE October 7, 1999

Invitation To All

On Saturday, October 9, the NetAid global musical event will shake the world. Artists performing overlapping concerts at Giants Stadium-New York, Wembley Stadium-London, and Palais des Nations-Geneva will come together via satellite to simultaneously perform the song New Day, recorded by Wyclef Jean with Bono.

The concerts can be seen by simply logging on to http://www.netaid.org

They will also be broadcast live on VH1, MTV, BBC1, BBC2, and other select radio and television stations around the world.

NetAid is a UNDP-CISCO Systems partnership that will use the scope and power of the Internet to raise global consciousness about extreme poverty and mobilize support to eradicate it. For UNDP, the concerts represent a unique opportunity to transmit its messages about poverty eradication to a global audience. It is also an opportunity for UNDP to capture the imagination of the public through the excitement provided by top artists in the entertainment business today. Over 100,000 people will be attending the shows, while millions join the party through the worldwide web.

On the web:

The entire program will be webcast live on the NetAid website.

§ London-Wembley Stadium: 12:00-5:30p.m. EDT, October 9

§ Geneva-Palais des Nations: 4:00-5:30 p.m. EDT, October 9

§ New York, NJ-Giants Stadium: 5:00-11:00 p.m. EDT, October 9

On the radio:

The NetAid concerts will be broadcast in over 120 countries and territories. You can click on the "Radio" button of the NetAid website to check your local radio broadcast.

Upgrade your RealPlayer to watch the NetAid concerts on the Web. To download RealPlayer visit Newsfront at http://www.undp.org/dpa/index.html

Please visit NetAid at http://www.netaid.org on October 9 and enjoy the show!

 

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