The Best Photos From Global Citizen Live Around the World

Authors: Kate Nakamura and Olivia Kestin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attendees 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

Camila 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

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

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

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

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


Paris

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

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

Attendees react during Global Citizen Live on Sept. 25, 2021 in Paris, France.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

Priyanka 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

President 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

The crowd reacts during Global Citizen Live in Paris on Sept. 25, 2021.
Image: Cyril Marcilhacy for Global Citizen

Black 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jennifer 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

The 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

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

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

Tiwa 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

The 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

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

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

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

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

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

(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 

A 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

H.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

Luke 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

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

Chloe 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

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

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

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

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

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

Quavo, 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

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


London

The 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

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

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


Sydney

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

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

(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.