Global Citizen, the international rights organization behind the huge Vax Live event at Sofi Stadium in LA, announced on Tuesday Citizen of the World Live, a 24-hour live broadcast with events and performances filmed across six continents to unite the world to defend the planet and end poverty.
Participating artists and artists include Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Green Day, ELLE, Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Metallica, Rag’n’Bone Man, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, Usher and more to be announced.
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With representations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, Citizen of the World Live will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Like Vax Live, the new event will air on multiple channels including ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter and more. Global Citizen Live is part of an ongoing effort to defend the planet and end poverty, supported by citizens around the world who are taking action with governments, businesses and philanthropists to make a difference. Spring Vax Live event raised over $ 300 million.
The 24-hour live broadcast event in September will feature artists, activists and world leaders taking the stage in iconic venues around the world, including Central Park in New York and Champ de Mars in Paris. as well as in London, Los Angeles, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Sydney. Additional locations and location specific details will be announced in August.
“COVID-19 has radically reversed progress towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, pushing more than 160 million people into extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. “There are now over 40 million people on the brink of famine. Progress on climate change has stalled because the majority of Fortune 500 companies have not set science-based carbon reduction targets. We must undo the damage done and hold world leaders and businesses accountable for ensuring that the whole world recovers together from this pandemic. “Just recovery” is not an act of charity – it is the only way to guarantee a fighting chance to achieve a sustainable world without extreme poverty. “
The Weeknd added the following: “It is very important for me to be a part of this historic event to raise awareness and encourage actions to help the people of Ethiopia during this devastating humanitarian crisis they are facing. It will be an honor to play and help provide support to these citizens who are suffering so badly.
The Global Citizen Live campaign is also supported by leaders from around the world, including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister and G20 President Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera , Argentine President Alberto Fernández, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, the Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, US House President Nancy Pelosi as well as United Nations Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, COP President-designate Alok Sharma and 8th United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
“Some seem to think that the current crisis is just an interlude, that the vaccine will bring things back to what they used to be. It is, I believe, a historical error, ”declared the French Macron. “Our growth trajectories have generated highly flammable inequalities within our very societies, consumed the planet’s natural capital and exacerbated pre-existing geopolitical tensions. Our response must be collective towards new models. I would like to thank Global Citizens for having organized this major event in Paris, from where I hope the whole world will hear this message: let’s act together to build a fairer and more secure world!
The campaign co-chairs are: Chuck Robbins, Cisco President and CEO; Jane Fraser, CEO of Citi; James Quincey, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company; Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines; Lorraine Twohill, Google Marketing Director; Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation; Marc Pritchard, CBO of P&G; Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon; Mindy Grossman, CEO of WW International. They will lead their respective sectors to step up in-kind and value chain support and investment for Global Citizen Live’s policy outcomes.
For more information on Global Citizen Live, visit http://www.globalcitizen.org.