Movement Building Progress

Since launching in August 2012, Global Citizen has contributed to the broad movement to end extreme poverty through:

  • 300,000 people becoming Global Citizens
  • 3,500,000 points earned by users spending 90,000 hours on Global Citizen
  • 5,000,000,000 people reached through more than 4,000 media stories about Global Citizen and the 2012 & 2013 Global Citizen Festivals

2012 Global Citizen Festival Announcements

Working with 9 NGOs and one NGO coalition, $1.314.555.000 in new commitments were announced at Global Citizen Festival 2012 to benefit the extreme poor:

  • The U.S. Fund for UNICEF will raise $500 million by 2015 to fight for the survival and development of children. See CEO Carul Bellamy on this commitment.
  • charity: water commits to raise $100 million by 2015 for clean drinking water, 100% of which will directly fund water project costs in the field. See Founder Scott Harrison on this commitment.
  • Pencils of Promise will generate a movement of 500,000 actions toward education for all.
  • World Vision commits to raise $14.5 million for advocacy to reduce child and maternal mortality rates. See Adam Taylor on this commitment.
  • World Food Program USA commits $15 million towards reducing childhood malnutrition in Central America. See CEO Rick Leach on this commitment.
  • "Global Partnership for Education will raise $500 million to help 5 million children in crisis and conflict areas get in school and learn"
  • “Malaria No More will raise up to $1.5 million to expand life-saving health education programs in central Africa."
  • The Earth Institute commits $6.2 million for food security throughout the Horn of Africa. See Director Jeff Sachs on this commitment.
  • Earth Day Network commits $10 million to plant 10 million trees over 5 years around the world.

All NGO commitments made at the Global Citizen Festival were entirely new commitments, not broadcast in any other forum before September 29, 2012. They will all have significant impact on the world's poor within the next 5 years. Global Poverty Project is monitoring and evaluating the progress on these commitments by meeting with these organizations six months post-Festival to delve into progress on meeting accountabilities. The Global Poverty Project team is tracking and monitoring progress against all commitments and announcements made at Global Citizen Festival, and on all of our platforms and as a result of the advocacy, campaigning, and actions of The Global Citizen movement. Over the medium to longer term, we will publish a series of reports celebrating the lives directly impacted and holding commitment and announcement makers to account for the promises they made in front of Global Citizens and for the worlds poorest and most vulnerable people.



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