The Best Photos From Global Citizen Live Around the World

Authors: Olivia Kestin and Kate Nakamura

Mohamed Sadek for Global Citizen

Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour global broadcast event, attracted viewers from all over the world on Saturday, Sept. 25 — in-person and at-home — in a stunning moment of unity with artists, activists, world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists all joining the call to defend the planet and defeat poverty.

Across the globe, vaccinated audiences danced, sang along, and celebrated a long-awaited return to live music. From New York City to Lagos, Paris to Rio de Janeiro, incredible events, performances, and appearances took place across seven continents, took over major cities, and featured extraordinary commitments to protect the environment, fight hunger, and end the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Global Citizen Live truly proved to be a once-in-a-generation event for unity and action. Musicians and activists called on world leaders to support Global Citizen’s ongoing Recovery Plan for the World, calling for action to halt climate change and for wealthy countries to deliver on the $100 billion climate pledge, $6 billion for famine relief, and vaccine justice.

Thanks to partnerships between government, philanthropy, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, more than $1.1 billion, 157 million trees, and 60 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were announced at the event. 

If you missed epic moments or just want to relive all the spectacular highlights, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best photos from Global Citizen Live, all over the world.

And remember: While we all worked together to make the world a more equitable place for all, there's still so much more to do. Continue taking action with us today! 


New York City

GCL_NYC_JonBatiste_KrisLoriforGlobalCitizen-12.jpgJon Batiste performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Kris Lori for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_Lizzo_KrisLoriforGlobalCitizen-05.jpgLizzo performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Kris Lori for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_CamilaCabello_KrisLoriforGlobalCitizen-12.jpgCamila Cabello performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Kris Lori for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_Crowd_MohamedSadekForGlobalCitizen-16.jpgAttendees watch the performances and speakers onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Mohamed Sadek for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_CyndiLauper_JonBatiste_KrisLoriforGlobalCitizen-04.jpgCyndi Lauper and Jon Batiste embrace onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Kris Lori for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_Crowd_MohamedSadekForGlobalCitizen-05.jpgAttendees relax on the Great Lawn in Central Park as they watch Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Mohamed Sadek for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_CamilaCabello_ShawnMendes_AysiaMarottaForGlobalCitizen-03.jpgCamila Cabello and Shawn Mendes embrace onstage afters singing a duet at Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Aysia Marotta for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_Crowd_MohamedSadekForGlobalCitizen-36.jpgA young fan watches the festivities onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Mohamed Sadek for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_BurnaBoy_RyanMuirforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgBurna Boy performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Ryan Muir for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_ShawnMendes_KrisLoriforGlobalCitizen-02.jpgShawn Mendes performs at Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept, 25, 2021.
Image: Kris Lori for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_Atmosphere_MohamedSadekforGlobalCitizen-35.jpgThe Global Citizen stage is illuminated during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Mohamed Sadek for Global Citizen


Paris

GCL_Paris_Crowd_CyrilMarcilhacyForGlobalCitizen-14.jpgAttendees look at the stage in during Global Citizen Live in Paris on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_AngeliqueKidjo_CyrilMarcilhacyForGlobalCitizen-01.jpgAngélique Kidjo performs on stage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_Crowd_CyrilMarcilhacyForGlobalCitizen-12.jpgAttendees react during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_PriyankaChopraJonas_DenisBrogniart_AnneCharlotteCompanforGlobalCitizen-02.jpgPriyanka Chopra Jonas and Denis Brogniart greet the audience on stage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_UrsulavonderLeyen_AnneCharlotteCompanforGlobalCitizen-02.jpgPresident of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen speaks onstage at Global Citizen Live in Paris on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_Crowd_CyrilMarcilhacyForGlobalCitizen-16.jpgThe crowd reacts during Global Citizen Live in Paris on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_BlackEyedPeas_AnneCharlotteCamponforGlobalCitizen-11.jpgBlack Eyed Peas performs during Global Citizen Live at Champ-de-Mars on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_DojaCat_AnneCharlotteCompanforGlobalCitizen-05.jpgDoja Cat performs on stage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_Maneskin_CyrilMarcilhacyForGlobalCitizen-01.jpgVictoria De Angelis of Maneskin performs onstage at Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_LemonadeDance_Anne-CharlotteCompanForGlobalCitizen-04.jpgLemonade Dance group performs onstage at Global Citizen Live in Paris on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_YannArthusBertrand_AnneCharlotteCamponforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgYann Arthus-Bertrand speaks during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_FatmaSaid_AnneCharlotteCompanforGlobalCitizen-02.jpgFatma Said performs on stage during Global Citizen Live on Sep. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Anne-Charlotte Compan for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_EdSheeran_MarleneAwaadforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgEd Sheeran performs on stage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Marlène Awaad for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_Maneskin_CyrilMarcilhacyForGlobalCitizen-02.jpgDamiano David of Maneskin performs at Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

GCL_NYC_JenniferLopez_KrisLoriForGlobalCitizen-05.jpgJennifer Lopez performs onstage with LL Cool J during Global Citizen Live in New York on Sept. 25, 2021 in Central Park.
Image: Kris Lori for Global Citizen

GCL_Paris_Atmosphere_AlexisSciardforGlobalCitizen-03.jpgThe Eiffel Tower is pictured behind the Global Citizen stage during Doja Cat's performance at Global Citizen Live on Sept 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Alexis Sciard for Global Citizen


Lagos

GCL_Lagos_Crowd_AndrewEsieboforGlobalCitizen_008.jpgThe audience gestures during Global Citizen Live at The New Africa Shrine Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Femi Kuti_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_006.jpgFemi Kuti performs with his band Positive Force at Global Citizen Live in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Tiwa Savage_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_003.jpgTiwa Savage performs on stage during Global Citizen Live concert held at The New Africa Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Crowd_AndrewEsieboforGlobalCitizen_003.jpgThe audience at The New Africa Shrine enjoys the festivities at Global Citizen Live in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Made Kuti_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_001.jpgMade Kuti performs during Global Citizen Live in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Made Kuti_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_003.jpgThe band for Made Kuti performs during Global Citizen Live in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Hosts_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_005.jpg(L-R) Nancy Isime and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu host Global Citizen Live in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Davido_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_005.jpgDavido performs at Global Citizen Live in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Alhanislam_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_001.jpgPoet Alhanislam performs once of her poems during Global Citizen in Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen

GCL_Lagos_Kuti Family_AndrewEsieboForGlobalCitizen_001.jpg(L-R) Made Kuti, Seun Kuti, and Femi Kuti perform during Global Citizen Live at The New Africa Shrine Lagos on Sept. 18, 2021.
Image: Andrew Esiebo for Global Citizen


Los Angeles 

GCL_LA_Atmosphere_ZaneAdamoforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgA view of the stage at The Greek Theatre during Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Zane Adamo for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_HER_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-04.jpgH.E.R. performs onstage during Global Citizen Live at The Greek Theatre on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.H.E.R. performs onstage during Global Citizen Live at The Greek Theatre on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_5SOS_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgLuke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer performs onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_Crowd_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-03.jpgAttendees enjoy the performances during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_ChloeHalle_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-02.jpgChloe Bailey and Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle perform onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_JosephGordonLevitt_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgJoseph Gordon-Levitt speaks at Global Citizen Live, Los Angeles on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_DemiLovato_AdamLambert_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgDemi Lovato and Adam Lambert perform onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_OneRepublic_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-06.jpgRyan Tedder of OneRepublic performs onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_Ozuna_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-04.jpgOzuna performs onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_JoJo_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-04.jpgJoJo speaks in the crowd during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_Migos_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-05.jpgQuavo, Offset, and Takeoff of Migos perform onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen

GCL_LA_TheLumineers_RozetteRagoforGlobalCitizen-01.jpgThe Lumineers perform onstage during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Image: Rozette Rago for Global Citizen


London

Global Citizen Live London AtmosphereThe crowd enjoys a performance by Nile Rodgers and CHIC during Global Citizen Live at the Sky Garden in London on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: James Sharrock for Global Citizen

London Eye Global Citizen LiveThe iconic London Eye lights up red on the River Thames for Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: James Sharrock for Global Citizen

Nile Rodgers and CHIC at Global Citizen LiveNile Rodgers and CHIC perform onstage during Global Citizen Live at the Sky Garden in London on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: James Sharrock for Global Citizen

Duran Duran at Global Citizen Live LondonDuran Duran perform onstage at the Sky Garden in London during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: James Sharrock for Global Citizen


Sydney

Sydney Opera House Global Citizen LiveThe sails of the Sydney Opera house light up for Global Citizen Live in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Sept. 10, 2021.
Image: Patrick Stevenson for Global Citizen

Delta Goodrem Global Citizen Live PerformanceDelta Goodrem performs in front of the Sydney Opera House during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 10, 2021, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Image: Brayden Smith for Global Citizen

Delta Goodrem Performs During Global Citizen LiveDelta Goodrem performs her top hits "Keep Climbing," “Born to Try,” and “The Power” during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 10, 2021, from the iconic Sydney Opera House in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Image: Brayden Smith for Global Citizen


Rio de Janeiro

Criolo and Tropkillaz Global Citizen LiveCriolo and Tropkillaz perform during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 14, 2021, at Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image: Anette Alencar/Hate Flash

Liniker Global Citizen Live Rio de JaneiroBrazilian singer-songwriter Liniker performs during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 14, 2021, at Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image: Diego Padilha/Hate Flash

Mart'nália at Global Citizen Live RioMart'nália performs during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 14, 2021, in Rio de Janeiro at Sugarloaf Mountain.
Image: Diego Padilha/Hate Flash

Tropkillaz, Liniker, Mart'nália, Criolo Global Citizen Live Rio(L-R) Tropkillaz, Liniker, Mart'nália, and Criolo perform together as part of Global Citizen Live on Sept. 14, 2021, at Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image: Diego Padilha/Hate Flash


You can join the Global Citizen Live campaign to defend the planet and defeat poverty by taking action here, and become part of a movement powered by citizens around the world who are taking action together with governments, corporations, and philanthropists to make change.

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