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UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals

The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change. The campaign is scheduled to begin on Sept. 25 when world leaders are expected to adopt the 17 goals at a U.N. General Assembly summit. Film writer and director Richard Curtis, who is leading the campaign, told a news conference Thursday that he wants to make these new goals "much more famous and much more well-known" than the eight U.N. Millennium Development Goals adopted at a summit in 2000 which they will succeed. To reach the world in...

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