Why Global Citizens Should Care 
This year has been one of the most challenging ever seen by current generations, with the global community facing the COVID-19 pandemic, reckonings on race, discrimination, and equality, and more. It’s never been more essential to celebrate and honor those activists and leaders who are standing up with compassion and strength, working to achieve the UN’s Global Goals and make the world a better, more fair and just place for everyone. Join the movement by taking action here to help uplift the most vulnerable and end extreme poverty. 

For the third time this year, we're pulling out all the stops for a spectacular night of activism.

First, we asked Lady Gaga to call every number in her contacts for One World: Together At Home, our epic love letter to health workers that raised $127.9 million in April to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Then Miley Cyrus and her mates came on board for Global Goal: Unite for Our Future, which mobilized billions for the world’s most vulnerable.

And from Dec. 19, Global Citizens around the world can join us for Global Citizen Prize 2020 — to celebrate the brilliant activists and leaders who have kept the world turning at a time of unprecedented challenges. 

After a year of staving off the dark, Global Citizen Prize will be an evening that beckons in the light. It will be a night to honor all the remarkable humans who, despite immense challenges, have continued to lift up the world’s most vulnerable and make the world a better place.

The awards include recognition for inspirational young campaigners, local heroes, artists, leaders, advocacy groups, business leaders, world leaders, and more, all of whom have been working towards the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.

For the second year running, John Legend — 2019’s Sexiest Man Alive, according to People magazine, and all-round Christmas miracle — will host and perform at Global Citizen Prize.

We’ll also see performances by Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, and Tori Kelly, with some very special appearances from John Oliver, Katie Couric, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Scott Evans, and Usher.

The whole ceremony will be televised: Global Citizen Prize will premiere on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC in the United States and CTV in Canada. It will also air on MSNBC on Dec. 19, at 10 p.m. ET, with a second airing on New Year's Eve at midnight. It will also air on Albavision in Central and Latin America; Digical in the Caribbean, South Pacific, and Central America; Insight TV in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; Mediacorp in Singapore; SABC in South Africa; Sky Media in the UK; TRACE Anglophone West Africa in Nigeria, Ghana, and East Africa; MTV International on select channels in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America; and Vodafone in Europe, Africa, Oceania, and Asia.

The show will be available online on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube following its airing on NBC. You can check the full listing of global broadcast times here, so you can tune in from wherever you are.

We’ll still be rolling out the red carpet, too. But this year, it will be as part of a digital pre-show called Countdown to the Prize, hosted by Access Hollywood's Scott Evans, streaming from 7:30 p.m. ET on Facebook and Twitter

For more information about Global Citizen Prize 2020, click here.

Join Global Citizen on December 19, 2020, to celebrate the leaders among us who have stepped up against a backdrop of unprecedented global challenges to take action for the world we want — a world that is fair, just, and equal.

The broadcast and digitally streamed award ceremony will also feature inspirational stories of human strength and unforgettable performances that will bring together artists, activists, and global leaders to remind each of us that, together, we will come out of this year stronger. Find out more about the Global Citizen Prize here.


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