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01/22/2015 10:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How HuffPost And Global Citizen Are Working Together To Fight For Global Justice

Hugh Evans and Jordan Hewson of Global Citizen sat down with Arianna on HuffPost Live at Davos Thursday to share how HuffPost and Global Citizen are working together to get more young people involved in fighting for global justice.

Hewson, editor of Global Citizen, announced a new feature that will allow HuffPost readers to take action to help eliminate issues like global poverty. After reading articles on HuffPost, readers can sign petitions encouraging action without ever leaving the site. (See an example below.)

"We're really working against the injustice of extreme poverty," Hewson said.

Hewson said Global Citizen "empowers people to learn how to contribute their own voice."

"It's rarely a privilege we know how to access easily," she said.

Arianna said the media has "done a terrible job at telling the stories of what is working."

"We're committed to putting a lot of energy, recourses into also covering what is working," Arianna said.

Arianna said there's nothing "journalistically incorrect" with encouraging people to take action.

The group also discussed the success of the Global Citizen Festival, which took place in New York’s Central Park in September 2014 and was headlined by Jay Z and No Doubt.

"Throughout history we've seen how music has been a great driver of movements," Evans said.

"We need a modern-day anthem," Evans added, saying the Global Citizens Festival and other events could help bring that anthem to life.

Evans and Arianna said people who may not be committed to a cause can be reached through events like the Global Citizen Festival. She added that we should look to music to help propel movements.

"If they go to the concert just because they want to hear Jay Z, and then they're attached, that's great," Arianna said. "I think we should not be purists about that."

Below, more updates from the 2015 Davos Annual Meeting:

01/24/2015 8:58 AM EST

McAfee On Evolution And Technology

"Evolution has wired us; we have social drives," McAfee said.

"Could there be a piece of technology that figures out an intelligent next question to ask somebody? Yeah," McAfee said.

01/24/2015 8:57 AM EST

'Making Workers Obsolete'

"For 200 years of industrial technology, we've been making workers obsolete," McAfee said.

McAfee said nobody knows if we're reaching the point where technological developments could lead to unemployment.

01/24/2015 8:56 AM EST

Andrew McAfee At Davos

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Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management on HuffPost Live

01/24/2015 8:46 AM EST

Bruder On The Barriers Women Face

"We strive to have the majority of our graduates female," EFE's Ron Bruder said.

"I don't think there's an official barrier but there's a social and structural barrier in a lot of these countries toward women," Bruder added.

Bruder said his company creates local foundations, and those foundations tackle those issues on EFE's behalf.

01/24/2015 8:42 AM EST

EFE's McAuliffe And Bruder: Young People Need Jobs

EFE's president and CEO Jamie McAuliffe, along with founder and chair Ron Bruder, sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturday.

Bruder said it's vital to the global economy that youths have jobs.

McAuliffe said EFE starts with businesses.

"Where are the jobs?" he said.

01/24/2015 8:14 AM EST

'Every Woman Has The Opportunity To Be An Activist'

Catchafire Founder & CEO Rachael Chong joins HuffPost Live to share her thoughts on how to get more women to Davos.

01/24/2015 8:11 AM EST

'Doing Less, But Better'

Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, said his book grew out of working with people who are really successful.

"Success can become a catalyst for failure," he said.

McKeown said leaders at Davos have experience with plateauing after achieving professional success. To avoid that, McKeown said, people must find a way to expand their contribution without doing more.

"The whole idea is about doing less, but better," he said.

01/24/2015 8:00 AM EST

Online Data Is Like Money

"In some sense, we're the next generation of banks," Smith said, noting you wouldn't put your data in a place you don't trust just like you wouldn't deposit your money at a bank you don't feel is stable.

01/24/2015 7:59 AM EST

Hacking Crime Difficulties

Smith said the most difficult part about investigating a hacking crime is identifying and finding a hacker.

"Our prisons are not full of hackers," Smith said, noting hackers are often in countries outside the U.S.

01/24/2015 7:57 AM EST

Brad Smith At Davos

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Brad Smith at Davos

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