Global Citizen Press

Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of our community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030.

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Press Releases

‘Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy’ Broadcast Special to Air on CBS On October 29, Hosted by Alicia Keys, America Ferrera And Kerry Washington

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Appearances by Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O'Neal, Tan France, Wilmer Valderrama and More

Performances by Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset, Shawn Mendes and More

Produced by Live Nation, Global Citizen and Live Animals

Co-Produced by Ryan Piers Williams, Chris Stadler, Rick Yorn, AK Worldwide, Harness, Simpson Street and Sunshine Sachs

Just Vote Campaign, Global Citizen and HeadCount Call on Corporations and Organizations Nationwide To Empower Employees to Engage in the Electoral Process

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Companies and Organizations Commit Support to Just Vote Campaign Pledging to Give Employees Time Off to Vote, Effort to Encourage Staff to Participate in Civic Volunteer Opportunities in Their Communities

Participating Organizations Include Cisco, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and The Wallace Global Fund

Just Vote, a Non-Partisan, Get Out the Vote Campaign Led by Global Citizen and HeadCount, Launched to Mobilize Support from Artists, Influencers, Media, Corporations and Nonprofits to Give Young Americans the Tools They Need to Vote

Enthusiast Gaming Partners with Global Citizen and HeadCount to Increase U.S. Voter Registration Among Crucial Demographics – Generation Z and Millennials

September 24, 2020

Working in Tandem with the Just Vote Campaign, Young American Gamers and Esports Fans, will be Inspired to and Rewarded for Participating in Civic Activities

With Less Than 50 Days to Election, More Artists Join Global Citizen And HeadCount ‘Just Vote’ Campaign Targeting Young Voters

September 15, 2020

Additional Artists and Influencers Participating in Non-Partisan Civic Engagement Campaign Include: Bob Weir, Dave Matthews, Donna Karan, Dove Cameron, Gavin Rossdale, Kaia Gerber, Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Lenny Kravitz, Madison Beer, Meghan Trainor, Prince Royce, Shawn Mendes and More

Just Vote Supporters Join Previously Announced Artists Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, DJ Khaled, FINNEAS, Julianne Hough, Loren Gray, Nicky Jam, Quavo, Taylor Swift and Usher

Non-Partisan Effort Aims to Engage One Million Voters and Get 50,000 Young People Registered Before November’s Election

Enhanced Forbes 400 Philanthropy Score, Produced With Support From Global Citizen, Measures Billionaire Money Donated Directly To Charitable Organizations

September 9, 2020

An enhanced score that measures the generosity of the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, inspired by and produced with support from Global Citizen, now counts grants that billionaires put towards actual charitable uses, rather than money parked in their charitable foundations.

Global Citizen and HeadCount Announce ‘Just Vote’ Campaign to Mobilize Young Voters

September 8, 2020

Artists Participating in Non-Partisan Civic Engagement Campaign Include Billie Eilish, Billy Porter, DJ Khaled, FINNEAS, Julianne Hough, Loren Gray, Nicky Jam, Quavo, Taylor Swift, Usher and More

‘Just Vote’ Campaign Aims to Engage One Million Voters and Get 50,000 Young People Registered Before November’s Election

Climate Week NYC and Global Citizen Partner to Highlight Youth-Led and Justice-Based Climate Action

September 4, 2020

Climate Week NYC is teaming up with Global Citizen for the second year to promote youth-led and grassroots climate action. Global Citizen is the Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice program partner for Climate Week NYC, where they will engage citizens to create systemic change through collective action.

Global Citizen and The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority Launch the Nigeria Solidary Support Fund for Nigerians by Nigerians

September 3, 2020

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) have partnered to create the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF), a fund for Nigerians by Nigerians to combat the devastating effects brought on the people of Nigeria by COVID-19 and its associated restrictions.

Hon Mary Wooldridge to Chair Global Citizen’s Australian Board of Directors

August 25, 2020

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced the appointment of Hon. Mary Wooldridge as Chair of its Australian Board of Directors, and recent appointments of Directors, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO and Natasha Stott Despoja AO.

Global Citizen and Cisco Open Applications for Third Annual Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award

August 17, 2020

Award Celebrates Youth Leader Accelerating Global Problem Solving and Contributing to the Goal of Eradicating Extreme Poverty by 2030

Global Citizen and HeadCount Announce Multi-Year Partnership to Mobilize Voters Ahead of 2020 Election

August 13, 2020

Nonpartisan Partnership Aims To Engage One Million Voters and Get 50,000 Young People Registered Before November’s Election

Haroon Yasin Announced as Waislitz Global Citizen Award Winner

August 11, 2020

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Founder and CEO of ColdHubs, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award Winner

Farhad Wajdi, Founder and Executive Director of Ebtakar Inspiring Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan Organization, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Choice Award Winner

Muzalema Mwanza, Founder and CEO of Safe Motherhood Alliance, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award Winner

XO Records CEO Wassim ‘Sal’ Slaiby in Collaboration with Global Citizen Launch Urgent ‘Global Aid for Lebanon’ Campaign to Benefit Victims of the Beirut Tragedy

August 10, 2020

Global Aid for Lebanon’ Kicks off with a $250,000 Donation from Sal & Rima Slaiby and Will Support the Lebanese Red Cross, United Nations World Food Programme and Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon

Global Citizens Urged to Donate, Support and Take Action on Behalf of the ‘Global Aid for Lebanon’ Campaign and Step up as a Global Community to Support the Lebanese People

World Mask Week aims to inspire global movement to wear face coverings in public to help stem exponential spread of COVID-19

August 6, 2020

World Mask Week (August 7-14) launched to encourage more people to do their part by wearing a mask in public.

Clean Bandit X Global Citizen: 'House Party Against Hunger'

July 30, 2020

Clean Bandit join forces with Global Citizen for all-day virtual festival helping to drive impact for alleviating global hunger.

Live stream available on the band’s YouTube channel at midday (BST), Saturday 8th august set times to follow week of festival

Global Citizen Fellowship Program Powered by Beygood Announces 2020 Cohort

July 29, 2020

The Global Citizen Fellowship Program Powered by BeyGOOD offers 10 paid, year-long placements in South Africa annually.

Pharrell Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, Global Citizen and Teneo Launch Juneteenth Pledge

June 29, 2020

Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the global CEO advisory firm Teneo, today announced the launch of THE JUNETEENTH PLEDGE, a global effort to rally the private sector to ensure that Juneteenth becomes a paid holiday in the United States.

‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future,’ Global Citizen and The European Commission Mobilize $1.5 Billion In Cash Grants, and $5.4 Billion In Loans and Guarantees—For A Total Of $6.9 Billion Pledged—To Combat the Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 On Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Communities

June 27, 2020

$1.5 Billion to Address Both the Health-Related Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the Broader Effects of the Pandemic on Those Living In Poverty; $5.4 Billion in Loans and Guarantees Committed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to Support the World’s Most Fragile Economies; 250 Million Vaccine Doses to be Made Available to the World's Poorest Countries

Tune in Tomorrow - Global Citizen and the European Commission's ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’

June 26, 2020

Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special to Premiere TOMORROW, Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit

Global Citizen and The European Commission Announce ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Concert’ Hosted by Dwayne Johnson On June 27

June 22, 2020

Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert Broadcast Special to Air Saturday, June 27, 2020 Following Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Summit

Statements of Support for the ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’ Campaign

May 28, 2020

Global Citizen and the European Commission Announce ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’ A Campaign to Make Covid-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Available For Everyone, Everywhere Who Needs Them

Global Citizen and the European Commission Announce ‘Global Goal: Unite For Our Future’ A Campaign to Make Covid-19 Tests, Treatments and Vaccines Available For Everyone, Everywhere Who Needs Them

May 28, 2020

Global Leaders from 15 Countries Around the World Join Chris Rock, Coldplay, Hugh Jackman, Idris & Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Shakira and More in an Effort to Galvanise Governments, Corporations and Philanthropists to Pledge the Funds Needed to Bring an End to the COVID-19 Era

Guinness World Records Honors One World: Together At Home Event with Historic Titles

May 27, 2020

Global Broadcast and Digital Event Achieves Record Titles for Impressive Number of Musical Acts and Funds Raised to Aid COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Sony Music Latin and Global Citizen Release New “Color Esperanza” Track to Benefit the Pan American Health Organization’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak in the Region of the Americas

May 18, 2020

Blockbuster Collaborations Featuring: Ruben Blades, Camila, Camilo, Pedro Capó, Coti, Dilsinho, El Cigala, Farruko, Fonseca, Kany García, Leonel García, Gente De Zona, Leslie Grace, Nicky Jam, Lali, Ara Malikian, Dani Martín, Mau y Ricky, Prince Royce, Rauw Alejandro, Reik, Río Roma, Carlos Rivera, Ivete Sangalo, Thalía, Angela Torres, Diego Torres, Manuel Turizo, Jorge Villamizar (Bacilos) and Carlos Vives

Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

May 14, 2020

The fund is looking to raise $50 million for the country’s coronavirus relief efforts.

New Study Reveals That 81% of the World Population Is Calling Upon Billionaires to Contribute More to Charity – Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 29, 2020

Glocalities and Global Citizen Release Survey Results Demonstrating the Large Support for Billionaires to Use Their Wealth to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

"One World: Together at Home" Draws Global Audience of More Than 270 Million Viewers, and Counting, Across Television and Digital Platforms

Apr 23, 2020

Global Broadcast Special in Support of Healthcare Workers in the Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Viewers Tune in From 175 Countries

Global Citizen and Universal Music Group Release One World: Together at Home the Album

Apr 21, 2020

The 79-Song Album Features Performances from the Historic One World: Together At Home Online and Broadcast Special Event

One World: Together At Home - Global Citizen, Together With Lady Gaga, Announced $127 Million In Commitments To Date In Support Of Healthcare Workers In The Fight Against The COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 20, 2020

Commitments from Philanthropists and Corporate Partners Will Benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), Powered by the UN Foundation, Along with Local and Regional Charities

Global Citizen Announces New Artists to Join the ‘One World: Together at Home’ Global Special to Celebrate and Support Healthcare Workers in the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced an expanded list of artists that will appear in the One World: Together At Home global broadcast special, being held in support of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic being led by the World Health Organization.

World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen Announce: ‘One World: Together at Home’ Global Special to Celebrate and Support Healthcare Workers in the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 6, 2020

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization today announced the One World: Together At Home -- a globally televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.