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Def Jam Records president and CEO Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter will take part in an effort to educate the public on the world's water crisis.
The mogul will be joined by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and MTV president Christina Norman on Wednesday (Aug. 9) to announce the details of the venture at the United Nations, 1st Avenue at 46th Street, New York.
The effort is part of MTV's ongoing mission to educate and empower young people about global issues as well as get them involved.
Jay-Z's experiences as he witnesses the human impact of the water crisis will be documented by the network.
Information on the documentary and companion initiatives will also be announced.
According to recently released statistics, more than one billion people across the globe lack access to safe drinking water and water-related diseases are the leading cause of death in the world and is responsible for 80% of all sickness in the world.
A UN study revealed that two in three people, more than 2.7 billion people, will face water shortages by 2025 at the current rate of consumption.