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In this screengrab, Christine and the Queens performs during Global Goal: Unite For Our Future on June 27, 2020.
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Watch! Christine and the Queens Performs ‘La Vita Nuova’ at ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’

Why Global Citizens Should Care
The Global Goal: Unite for Our Future campaign aims to ensure that tests, vaccines, and treatments against COVID-19 reach all communities equally, including those living in extreme poverty, and people of colour, who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Join the movement by taking action here to urge world leaders to commit their support.


Héloïse Adelaïde Letissier, better known as Christine and the Queens, or Chris, performed her incredibly danceable hit ‘La Vita Nuova’ as part of ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert’ and it’s so worth a watch.

Dressed in a gloriously ‘70s black jumpsuit and dancing around in the eerily empty Grand Palais — the stunning glass-domed hall in central Paris — Letissier’s emotive performance reminds us we can still have fun in lockdown.

But she also delivered an important message of the unity and togetherness that is everything the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future campaign stands for.

The French pop star and music producer — who also joined Global Citizen for the Together At Home campaign in April — introduced her set with a comment on the global challenges that 2020 has brought so far.

“This is a very strange year that we’re experiencing together,” she said. “It questions us about what we can do, where we stand in this hurt.”

Letissier continued: “And now more than ever is not the time to remain silent. Silence kills, and as an artist what I can do is speak up and hope that the ecstasy of a song is a hint for something more.”

Her performance in Saturday’s show followed Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Summit, a pledging summit held earlier in the day. World leaders, philanthropists, and corporates together committed to accelerate the development and equitable distribution of COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.

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The "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future" campaign mobilized more than $1.5 billion in cash grants and $5.4 billion in loans and guarantees, for a total of $6.9 billion pledged to provide equitable access to COVID-19, tests, treatments, and vaccines, as well as support for the world's poorest and most marganalized communities. 

You can join the campaign to help ensure we can tackle COVID-19 for everyone, everywhere, by taking action here. You can also find out more about COVID-19, how its impacts are being felt around the world, and what we can all do to help mitigate this crisis, through Global Citizen’s coverage here