Global Citizen Press

Global Citizen is the world’s leading international advocacy organization on a mission to end extreme poverty NOW. Powered by a worldwide community of everyday activists raising their voices and taking action, the movement is amplified by campaigns and events that convene leaders in music, entertainment, public policy, media, philanthropy and the corporate sector. Over the past 10 years, $43.6 billion in commitments announced on Global Citizen platforms has been deployed, impacting nearly 1.3 billion lives. Established in Australia in 2008, Global Citizen’s team operates from New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Toronto, Johannesburg, Lagos and beyond. Join the movement at, download the Global Citizen app, and follow Global Citizen on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.

Press Releases

John Boyega, Connie Britton, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Cyril Dion, Danai Gurira, Diane Kruger, Aïssa Maïga, Norman Reedus, Michelle Yeoh, and Climate Activists Xiye Bastida, Camille Etienne, and Helena Gualinga join Global Citizen’s ‘Power Our Planet: Live in Paris’ on Thursday, June 22, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Featuring performances from Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, with special guests FINNEAS and Mosimann 

‘Power Our Planet: Live in Paris’ to be broadcast and streamed globally on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Apple Music & the Apple TV app, Brut, iHeartRadio, 9Now, CSTAR, SABC, TNT, Veeps, and the Global Citizen app

‘Power Our Planet: Live in Paris’ is hosted in partnership with the City of Paris, and is produced by Live Nation

Global Citizen Announces ‘Power Our Planet: Live in Paris’
A free, ticketed event featuring performances from Lenny Kravitz, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Jon Batiste, with special guests Ben Harper, FINNEAS, and Mosimann on June 22, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Event to take place under the High Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic

Campaign calls for strong presence and commitments from incoming World Bank President Ajay Banga, the US’ Janet Yellen, and G20 Nations at the Summit for a New Financial Pact, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, in Paris on June 22 and 23

‘Power Our Planet: Live in Paris’ is hosted in partnership with the City of Paris, and produced by Live Nation

Global Citizen Announces Five New Ambassadors

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Bill Nye, Billy Porter, Charlie Puth, Connie Britton, and Danai Gurira join Hugh Jackman, John Legend, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rachel Brosnahan and Usher and others as Global Citizen Ambassadors to Inspire Change and Action for a World Free from Extreme Poverty

Applications are Now Open for the Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Apply for a chance to win $100,000 to scale your work to end extreme poverty

Statement from Global Citizen re: the 2023 Australian Federal Budget

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

While we want to applaud the increase of Australia’s Official Development Assistance budget to $4.77 billion, and its provisions toward urgent needs in the Pacific, investments in gender equity, humanitarian relief, and climate resilience and mitigation, we remain aware that this new budget sets Australia up to be one of the least generous developed nations in the world.

Redesigned Global Citizen App Introduces New Form of Advocacy to Make Social Action a Daily Habit for a More Empowered World

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The leading international advocacy organization launches an updated mobile app designed to help users incorporate activism into their daily lives through actionable tasks and tangible steps.

Global Citizen Launches New Campaign 'Power Our Planet: Act Today. Save Tomorrow.'

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Leaders of nations in the Global North and Global South unite to mobilize billions to address climate change and extreme poverty

Co-Chaired by Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados

Supported by Emmanuel Macron, President of France; Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone; Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain; José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor Leste; and the Government of Zambia

Authentic Brands Group and Global Citizen Unveil Exclusive Take Action Collaboration Initiative

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Take Action aims to drive change toward the most urgent issues facing humanity and our planet.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Join Global Citizen NOW in New York City

Friday, April 21, 2023

John Legend, Katie Holmes, Gayle King, Busy Philipps, Joe Scarborough set to participate in Action Summit next week

They join President Macron, President von der Leyen, Prime Minister Mottley, Hugh Jackman, Chris Martin, and many more gathering to drive impact on the most urgent issues facing our world

Statement from Global Citizen re: the OECD’s release of preliminary 2022 Official Development Assistance data

Thursday, April 13, 2023

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released preliminary data showing that in 2022, a record $204 billion in foreign aid, known as ODA, was allocated to assist the world’s developing countries. We commend Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and Turkey for maintaining development aid levels at or above the benchmark of 0.7 percent of national income recommended by the United Nations. However, this is not a moment for celebration; several disturbing trends are putting the world’s long-term development goals at risk.

Global Citizen Announces Winners of 2023 Global Citizen Prize and Cisco Youth Leadership Award

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Recipients to be celebrated at a prestigious ceremony hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha during the Global Citizen NOW action summit on April 27 in New York City.

Global Citizen Now Returns With A New Agenda For Urgent Action

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

President Emmanuel Macron joins growing list of leaders participating in Global Citizen NOW to drive decisive action on the most urgent issues facing our world. Sabrina Elba, Jordan Fisher, Michael Gandolfini, Tamron Hall, Katie Holmes, Bridget Moynahan, Amanda Seales, Gary Vaynerchuk and more to join Hugh Jackman and Chris Martin in New York City on April 27-28.

Global Citizen and the PepsiCo Foundation Announce Partnership to Advance Food Security and Improve the Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers.

Monday, April 03, 2023

Campaign seeks to elevate female smallholder farmers and support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Citizen NOW returns with Chris Martin and Hugh Jackman alongside political and corporate sector leaders to solve the most urgent issues facing humanity and our planet

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The biggest names in music, entertainment, philanthropy, public policy, climate activism and the corporate sector are set to convene in New York City for Global Citizen NOW, the thought leadership summit from Global Citizen, where ideas become impact.

Statement from Global Citizen re: the Outcome of Education Cannot Wait’s Replenishment Fund Conference in Geneva

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Today a total of $826 million has been pledged towards Education Cannot Wait’s (ECW) replenishment campaign, which over the next four years aims to reach 20 million of the most vulnerable children affected by crisis. We are pleased by the promising outcome. This is a strong start to kick off a four year campaign to raise $1.5 billion to make children’s dreams come true. We invite those governments, foundations and businesses that did not step up today to urgently invest in children's education and future because education cannot wait.

Global Citizen And Authentic Brands Group Announce Multi-Year Partnership For Impact-Focused Brand Activations and Consumer Products

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The strategic initiative will empower brand audiences to join in Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty