In a Johannesburg festival, Beyonce and Jay-Z will accompany since Nelson Mandela’s birth, by the Global Citizen movement to annihilate poverty.

The upcoming internationally broadcasted December 2 event will celebrate the late anti-apartheid icon and draw a number of leaders to alleged fledging efforts to annihilate the world’s worst poverty, Global Citizen announced Monday.

Along with several other stars: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, hit pop producer Pharrell Williams and R&B chart-topper Usher, Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline the music at the FNB Stadium

Global Citizen hoped that this festival would get $1 billion to help the poor.

Global Citizen has held festivals since 2012 in New York’s Central Park, in the fight against poverty.

Hugh Evans, the founder and CEO of the movement hoped that the Johannesburg festival to be the biggest Global Citizen festival ever in terms of symbolism and lineup.

Evans told "On every way that we measure outcomes the number of citizens engaged, the number of policy outcomes that are achieved, the number of lives that are affected as a result of those policy outcomes we believe it has the potential to be the most significant campaign we’ve ever been part of,"

Global Citizen hand outs tickets for free to supporters who pledge to take actions such as writing their governments to support international development assistance.

Global Citizen will also distribute tickets to people who are taking direct action for good for the Johannesburg edition,

Mandela as Motivation

Mandela offered a model for the Global Citizen movement through his chivalrous efforts at racial reconciliation and democracy as well as through his focus on handling poverty and global health, Evans told.

In South Africa in 2003, Mandela hosted a concert to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS, in which Beyonce performed.  Mandela delivered a landmark speech in London’s Trafalgar Square urging efforts to "make poverty history." 2 years later.

The world was denouncing in the UN Sustainable Development Goals which include ending hunger and ensuring educational opportunities to all children, regardless of gender, Evans said by 2030.

Other major countries are falling behind, while Britain, Germany and Nordic are meeting the UN-backed goal of devoting 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product to international aid.

President Donald Trump has called for devastating foreign assistance by one-third, although Congress has opposed his "America First" push on aid, in the United States.

Evans said, "The truth is the world is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals unless there is greater political will."

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa plan to attend the December 2 festival in honour of Mandela, Global Citizen said.