2019 marks 10 years since the public launch of the Global Citizen movement, in Melbourne, Australia, on 4 July, 2009. Birthed as “The Global Poverty Project”, the Global Citizen movement began through grassroots conversations throughout Australia and New Zealand, engaging local communities in dialogue around global issues that affect all of us.
In the last decade, these conversations have now reached tens of millions around the world — in the Asia Pacific, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe — resulting in financial commitments of over $38 billion from policy makers and the private sector, with the potential to impact over 2.25 billion lives by 2030.
Global Citizen is the story of a group of individuals who came together from all walks of life, from advocacy, politics, entertainment, professional services, academia, business and public policy, united in the shared belief that poverty is man-made, and can be eradicated by the actions of human beings.
The Global Citizen story could not have been written without our Anchor Team, compromising of our Anchor Members, Anchor Contributors, and Anchor Supporters. And as we mark our first decade, we acknowledge and thank them for their contributions and for everything they’ve done to help build the Global Citizen movement.