International advocacy organization, Global Citizen has announced plans for her Global Citizen Live – a 24-hour global event starting on September 25 to unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty.
The event will take place across 6 continents, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, with broadcasts featuring artists, celebrities and world leaders coming together to create change and impact climate and poverty.
Several local and international artists have been confirmed as part of the event line-up including Beninese Angelique Kidjo, Nigerians Burna Boy, Davido, Femi Kuti, and Tiwa Savage, Adam Lambert, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, H.E.R., Lizzo, Lorde, Ricky Martin, The Weeknd, Usher with more set to join the schedule in the coming weeks.
The once-in-a-generation 24-hour global broadcast will take place at iconic locations across the globe. Cities include Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Sydney, with more location specific plans be revealed soon.
Ahead of October’s G20 Summit, and the major climate conference COP26 in November, the Global Citizen Live campaign will call on world leaders, major corporations, and foundations to defend the planet and defeat poverty by:
- Donating at least 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to those most in need by September.
- Reverting the hunger crisis affecting 41 million people on the brink of famine by contributing at least $6 billion to famine relief efforts and the urgent provision of millions of meals.
- Resuming education by getting 4.5 million kids most in need back to learning by contributing $400 million towards education.
- Combating climate change by getting the world’s largest companies to join the Race to Zero this year, contribute to saving and restoring billions of trees, commit to becoming carbon neutral, and developing verified science-based targets to reach net zero emissions, in line with the Paris Agreement.
- Driving an equitable recovery for all through mobilizing $250 million to support COVID-19 response efforts, focused on people-centered justice, gender equality, racial equity, LGBTQI+ rights, and disabled persons.
The Global Citizen Live Campaign is supported by several international powerhouses and world leaders. Individuals can also join the campaign and sign up via the organisation’s website at www.globalcitizen.org.
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