Mark your calendars — Global Citizen NOW is almost here. The two-day summit is back for a third year to rally the fight to end extreme poverty. On May 1 and 2, leaders in public policy, business, entertainment, and philanthropy will gather in New York City to drive urgent action today to save tomorrow. 

And for the first time ever, people from all over the world can tune in to watch the full program. 

Co-chaired by Anitta, Danai Gurira, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Johnson, and Michelle Yeoh among other policy and private sector leaders, this year’s summit has a three-pronged agenda: achieve a world where everyone’s basic needs are fulfilled, advocate for climate finance and the phase out of fossil fuels, and drive toward economic development for all.

Dozens of global leaders will be convening at Global Citizen NOW to engage in these discussions and solidify next steps for making the world a better place. If you are interested in joining the movement, you can watch the Global Citizen NOW livestream here, starting at 3 p.m. ET on May 1, and 9 a.m. ET on May 2. Viewers will be able to take action with attendees in real-time.

Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Global Citizen NOW and how you can get involved.

What Is Global Citizen NOW?
Global Citizen NOW is a gathering of policymakers, business executives, philanthropists, and pop culture icons to create a global agenda for urgent action. Action is the defining characteristic of this summit. Every Global Citizen NOW session will feature a call for participants, attendees, and Global Citizens to take immediate action on urgent issues including climate change, the global food crisis, gender inequality, and more.

Taking place in New York City, the 2024 Global Citizen NOW is supported by Authentic Brands Group, Bridgewater Associates, Cisco, Citi, Delta Air Lines, P&G, and Verizon.

Who Will Be Participating?
The list of participants in this year’s Global Citizen NOW continues to grow and now includes chef and restaurateur Andrew Zimmern, actors Djimon Hounsou and Jordan Fisher, former NFL defensive Osi Umenyiora, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom David Cameron, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, Minister of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil Sônia Guajajara, and many more.

They will be joining Global Citizen NOW co-chairs Anitta, Danai Gurira, Hugh Jackman, Dakota Johnson, and Michelle Yeoh.

Political leaders co-chairing the summit include Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana; Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda; Philip Davis, Prime Minister of the Bahamas; Stefan Löfven, Former Prime Minister of Sweden; and Erna Solberg, Former Prime Minister of Norway.

The summit will also engage leaders from the private sector including Hans Vestberg, Chairman & CEO of Verizon; Nir Bar Dea, CEO of Bridgewater Associates; Leon Kalvaria, Vice Chair of Client and Banking at Citi; Fran Katsoudas, EVP and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer at Cisco; and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Chairman of Harith General Partners.

Leaders from foundations include Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of Rockefeller Foundation; Senait Fisseha, VP of Global Programs at Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; and Gargee Ghosh, President of Global Policy & Advocacy at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Finally, the summit will present the Global Citizen Prize 2024, hosted by CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers. The award ceremony will feature appearances by Prime Minister of the Bahamas Philip Davis, media personality Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, President of the PepsiCo Foundation C.D. Glin, as well as live musical performances by four-time Grammy-nominated country superstar Mickey Guyton, and violinist and composer Ezinma.

See here for the full list of participants.

How Can You Tune In?
Global Citizens will be able to tune in, watch the discussions, and contribute ideas in real-time through the Global Citizen NOW live stream. The summit will be live streamed globally on the Global Citizen NOW platform starting at May 1 at 3 p.m ET, and 9 a.m. ET on May 2.  Come join the movement for ideas for urgent action!

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