Today, in light of COVID-19, Global Citizen and Teneo are announcing that Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, the year-long campaign and multi-city series of events meant to drive impact for the world to achieve the United Nations Global Goals, will not take place on September 26, 2020. Global Goal Live, the campaign, will extend into 2021, and the major events will be postponed to September 25, 2021.
With the fifth anniversary of the Global Goals happening in 2020, our intention was to use Global Goal Live as an opportunity to help spark a decade of action and accountability for achieving the Goals. Yet despite months of contingency planning, the reality is the continued levels of uncertainty due to COVID-19 have left us without a viable option to proceed with large in-person events this year.
We are incredibly grateful for the support Global Goal Live has received from the United Nations, the private sector, and the artist community. This would not have been possible without them, and we look forward to being able to host this historic campaign next year. The world needs it, and if we’ve learned anything from COVID-19, it is that global problems require global solutions, be they a pandemic, hunger, or access to quality education for girls everywhere.
We are immensely proud of what we achieved with One World: Together at Home and are excited by the new opportunities that are emerging out of that. We are looking to play an active role in the ongoing campaigning efforts to fight COVID-19, specifically focused on search for a vaccine and providing community health workers with essential PPE. We are also committed to delivering the 2020 Global Citizen Prize later this year.
For now, please stay safe and follow the instructions of your local health officials. We are looking forward to hosting Global Goal Live in 2021.
The end of poverty is in sight, if an additional $350 billion is secured each year for the world’s poorest countries for the next 10 years. To do that, we, along with our partner Teneo, are campaigning to get governments, corporations, philanthropists, and, most importantly, you, to take action now for people and for the planet. Together we can achieve the possible dream.
This ambitious campaign is only possible if the right partners join us. We are seeking partnerships across a range of areas including corporations, NGOs, grass-roots organizations, the music industry, advocacy, marketing, content, broadcast, and more.
To learn more about how to partner with Global Citizen for Global Goal Live, please email: partners@globalcitizen.
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About the Global Goals
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.