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Global Citizen and Bridgewater Associates, in Partnership with the Government of Côte D'Ivoire, Announce an Economic Summit in Abidjan to Address Key Development Barriers and Energy Poverty Across the Continent

Monday, April 29, 2024

Summit to take place October 9-10 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, presented by Global Citizen and Bridgewater Associates  

Summit to support the World Bank’s IDA21 replenishment in its ambition to improve living conditions, support social and economic development in 75 low-income countries, including lifting 250 million people out of energy poverty by 2030

Andrew Zimmern, Djimon Hounsou, Jordan Fisher, Osi Umenyiora, Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Sarah, Duchess Of York, to Join Global Citizen NOW Action Summit in New York City on May 1 & 2

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

They join Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana, Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Philip Davis, Prime Minister of Bahamas, Janja Lula Da Silva, The First Lady of Brazil, Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, Anitta, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Yeoh, Hans Vestberg, Nir Bar Dea and more
Two-day summit convening political, corporate, cultural, and philanthropic leaders driving urgent action to act today to save tomorrow

Global Citizen Announces Winners of Global Citizen Prize And Cisco Youth Leadership Award Taking on The World's Most Urgent Challenges

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Exceptional trailblazers to be celebrated during the Global Citizen NOW action summit on May 1 and 2 in New York City.

NYC Parks & Global Citizen Announce Global Citizen Festival Will Return to Central Park’s Great Lawn on September 28, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024

Free, ticketed festival to end extreme poverty continues its history among landmark events in Central Park.
Great lawn reopens this weekend.

Global Citizen NOW Returns To New York with 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, Janja Lula Da Silva, The First Lady of Brazil, Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, Anitta, Dakota Johnson, Michelle Yeoh, Hans Vestberg, Nir Bar Dea and More

Thursday March 28, 2024

Global Citizen NOW action summit to convene political, corporate, cultural, and philanthropic leaders to act today and save tomorrow
Two-day summit to drive action for a world where everyone’s basic needs are fulfilled, our planet is flourishing, and every person and country can prosper

Aéropostale and Global Citizen Reveal Take Action Collection

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Aéropostale, a fashion retailer, and Global Citizen, the world's leading international advocacy organization, today unveiled the Aéropostale x Take Action apparel collection. The first drop of the collaboration is centered around youth empowerment, inspiring confidence in the next generation and empowering them to unlock their influence through action-taking.

Crowded House and Friends Celebrate Young Leaders at Global Citizen Nights

Wednesday, 6 March, 2024

Melbourne hosts an unforgettable night of music and storytelling focused on ending extreme poverty across the Asia-Pacific Region 

Global Citizen Returns to Australia with the First International Edition of Global Citizen NOW, Featuring Crowded House; Hugh Jackman; Charlie Puth; Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; Ajay Banga, President of The World Bank; Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste; and Julia Gillard, 27th Prime Minister of Australia

Tuesday, 21 February, 2024

Summit to take place 4-6 March 2024 to Drive Urgent Action to End Extreme Poverty and Address the Climate Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region

Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne concludes with Global Citizen Nights headlined by Crowded House at the Palais Theatre on 6 March 

Earn free tickets to Global Citizen Nights by taking action on the Global Citizen app and at globalcitizen.org/nights 

Global Citizen Honours Thirty-Two Youth Leaders Taking Action to Defend the Planet, Defeat Poverty and Demand Equity across the Asia-Pacific Region

Co-Chairs of Global Citizen NOW: Melbourne include Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York; Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste; Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations; Alvaro Lario, President of IFAD; Peter Thomson, UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean; Ben Dawson, Brianna Fruean, Osher Günsberg, Benson Saulo and Mark Woodruff 

Global Citizen, pgLang and President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, Announce ‘Move Afrika: Ghana’

Wednesday January 17, 2024

Ghana to join Rwanda as a host nation for Move Afrika 2024, a long-term, large-scale effort to pioneer a first-of-its-kind international music touring circuit across the African continent

Move Afrika seeks to drive economic investment in the Ghanaian entertainment industry, Ghanaian-owned businesses and young entrepreneurs

In partnership with the Government of Ghana and Rwanda Development Board