The Cannes Lions International Festival of
Creativity has today announced that Richard Curtis will be honoured with the
Cannes LionHeart Award in recognition of his continued and significant
involvement in charitable initiatives that include Comic Relief, Red Nose Day
and the Make Poverty History campaign.
recently, in his role as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocate, Curtis
founded Project Everyone which, along with the United Nations, helped to launch
and promote the Global Goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme
poverty, fight inequality and injustice and combat climate change by 2030.
Project Everyone exists to encourage action, awareness and accountability for
the Goals so that they stand the best chance of being achieved. Terry Savage,
Chairman, Cannes Lions, cited this specifically as being "the true embodiment
of the Cannes LionHeart Award".
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