Global Citizen Press

2021 Archive

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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2021 Press Releases

Global Citizen Reveals 117 Million Lives Benefited Three Years On From Commitments Announced At The Epic Mandela 100 Festival

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Despite the Pandemic More than $4.7 Billion of the Total $7.2 Billion in Funding Commitments have been Disbursed and Allocated

Greatest Impact Seen in Healthcare, Nutrition and Gender Equality

Global Citizen welcomes AAT decision that it is entitled to registration as a Public Benevolent Institution

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has determined that Global Citizen is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).

This decision follows Global Citizen's appeal to the AAT of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission Commissioner’s (ACNC) rejection of its application to be a PBI in 2019.

GLOBAL CITIZEN LIVE CALLS FOR ACTION TO HALT CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOR WEALTHY COUNTRIES TO DELIVER ON $100B CLIMATE PLEDGE, $6B FOR FAMINE RELIEF, AND VACCINE JUSTICE

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Demands Wealthiest Nations Deliver BY COP26 on Promise to Give $100 Billion Annually to Address Climate Needs of Developing Countries

 Urges US Congress to Pass Most Ambitious Climate Protection Bill in American History Next Week 

Asks G7 AND World's Billionaires to End the Hunger Crisis by Contributing $6 Billion for the Urgent Provision of Meals for 41 Million People on Brink of Starvation

Calls For The G7 and EU to Share Two Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to Those Most in Need By Year’s End, Support Calls for an IP Waiver, and for Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna to Share mRNA Technology with Africa

Over 60M COVID-19 Vaccines, 157M Trees, and Over US$1.1B Committed to Climate, Famine, and COVID Response Efforts

Migos to Join Global Citizen Live Lineup at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, US and JoJo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Maggie Q, and Scott Evans to Make Appearances

Måneskin to Join the Global Citizen Live Lineup in Paris, France at the Champ de Mars and Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Denis Brogniart to Host the Event With Carmen Ejogo and Drew McIntyre Making Appearances

Amber Ruffin, Andy Cohen, Billy Porter, Bonang Matheba, Bridget Moynahan, Connie Britton, Deborra-lee Furness, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Dikembe Mutombo, Katie Holmes, Nomzamo Mbatha, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Brosnahan, Skip Marley, and Tan France to Join on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City, US

Anil Kapoor from Mumbai, India; Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Nancy Isime in Lagos, Nigeria; Celeste Barber and Cathy Freeman in Australia; Dedé Teicher in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Thursday, September 23, 2021

International advocacy organization, Global Citizen announced that Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Denis Brogniart will host Global Citizen Live in Paris where Måneskin will join the music lineup. Migos will join the Los Angeles music lineup and appearances will be made by JoJo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michaela Jaé Rodriquez , Maggie Q and Scott Evans at the Greek Theatre. Camile Etainne, Carmen Ejogo, Drew McIntyre, Hugo Clément, Kerry Gladys Ntirampeba, Louise Aubery and Yann Arthus Betrand will make appearances at the Champs de Mars in Paris; Amber Ruffin, Andy Cohen, Billy Porter, Bonang Matheba, Bridget Moynahan, Connie Britton, Deborra-lee Furness, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Dikembe Mutombo, Katie Holmes, Nomzamo Mbatha, Padma Lakshmi, Rachel Brosnahan, Skip Marley and Tan France to appear on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City; Ebuka Obi-Uchendu & Nancy Isime in Lagos; Celeste Barber and Cathy Freeman in Australia; and Dedé Teicher in Rio as part of the global 24-hour broadcast event.

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Join Global Citizen Live on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City on September 25th

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, President of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Campaign Calls For The G7 and EU to Share at Least One Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Immediately with Those Most in Need, Support Calls for an IP Waiver, and for Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna to Share mRNA Technology with Africa

Global Citizen Live Announces Broadcast Performances From Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Camilo, Green Day, Keith Urban, Lali, Lorde, Metallica, My Morning Jacket, Ricky Martin, and Sho Madjozi feat. Muzi

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Indigenous Peoples of Brazil represented by Mapu of the Huni Kuin, Yawanawas from the Aldeia Mutum, and Owera (Kunumi MC) - Guarani join Alok for a performance set in the heart of the Amazon
New Distributors To Broadcast the Global Event on September 25 Now Includes Apple Music, Apple TV App, Caracol & Caracol International, Sky & TV8, TV Azteca, AIM Group, Multichoice and S3 on The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Global Citizen Live Demands Wealthiest Nations to Deliver on Promise to Give $100 Billion Annually to Address Climate Needs of Developing Countries
Calls on US citizens to contact representatives pressing for largest climate protection bill in American history to halve US emissions by 50% by 2030
Asks G7 AND world's Billionaires to End the Hunger Crisis by contributing at least $6 billion for the urgent provision of millions of meals for 41 Million People on Brink of Famine

GLOBAL CITIZEN ADDS MUMBAI TO GLOBAL CITIZEN LIVE’S WORLDWIDE BROADCAST ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2021, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WIZCRAFT

Monday, September 13, 2021

Hosted by Anil Kapoor, with appearances by Sadhguru, Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Arjun Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza, Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Janhvi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Riteish Deshmukh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
Performances to be announced later this week
Global Citizen Live calls on India and G20 To Reduce Carbon Emissions In Line With Preventing More Than 1.5° C Of Global Warming
Global Citizen Live Demands Wealthiest Nations to Deliver on Promise to Give $100 Billion Annually to Address Climate Needs of Developing Countries; Timed to UN General Assembly and G20 & COP26 Climate Meetings

Stevie Wonder to Headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles with Adam Lambert, Chloe x Halle, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., ONEREPUBLIC, Ozuna, The Lumineers, 5 Seconds of Summer, at The Greek Theatre on September 25, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021

London Line-Up featuring Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Måneskin, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Rag’n’Bone Man, and more
Broadcast Airing on BBC One on Sept. 25 from 5:30pm & Across the BBC until approx. 3:00am; Global Citizen Live highlights show airing on BBC One, Sunday at 4:30pm; Airing on ABC on Sept. 26 at 7:00pm EDT

Global Citizen Live Welcomes the Iconic Elton John, British Superstar Stormzy & Grammy Nominated Special Guest Charlie Puth to Paris Line-Up on September 25, 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

French Broadcaster TF1 Joins List of Networks Around The World
Free Ticketed Event on the Champ de Mars

Global Citizen Live In Sydney Will Present Delta Goodrem Filmed From The Sydney Opera House as Part of 24 Hour Broadcast Event Spanning Six Continents on September 25, 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Australian Businesses & Government Invited to Make New Financial and Policy Commitments To Defend the Planet & Defeat Poverty
Events Timed to UN General Assembly and G20 & COP26 Climate Meetings Urge New Financial & Policy Commitments on Climate Change, Famine, & Vaccine Equity

Global Citizen Live adds Rio de Janeiro as a New City with Brazilian Superstars Alok, Mart’nalia, Criolo, & Liniker, in Partnership with Rock In Rio
Dr. Jane Goodall Joins as Special Guest to Support Trillion Trees & New Film
Broadcast Expands as Australia’s Channel 9, Brazil’s Multishow and Bis, & France’s TF1/TMC Join ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio,  HULU, The Roku Channel, YouTube, TIME, Twitter, + more
Global Citizen Live Urges New Financial and Policy Commitments on 
Climate Change, Famine, & Vaccine Equity; Timed to UN General Assembly and G20 & COP26 Climate Meetings
Global Citizen Live Invites Brazilian Governors to Make Commitments to Conservation and Climate Change Efforts

Tuesday, August 26, 2021

International advocacy organization, Global Citizen, in partnership with Rock In Rio, one of the largest music and entertainment festivals in the world, with 20 editions held in Brazil, Portugal, Spain and the US, today announced Rio de Janeiro as a new city and the addition of Brazilian superstars Alok, Mart’nália, Criolo, and Liniker, along with special guests, Tropkillaz and Mosquito, to Global Citizen Live’s broadcast line-up - a combination of festivals and events airing from locations on six continents on Saturday, September 25th

Global Citizen Live Line-Ups Revealed for Paris, Lagos & NYC Events to Defend the Planet & Defeat Poverty
Starting Today Citizens Can Take Action to Win Concert Tickets as Part of Global Citizen's Advocacy Model

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Historic 24-Hour Broadcast Spanning Six Continents on September 25; To air across ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, TIME, Twitter, +MORE 

Timed to UN General Assembly and G20 & COP26 Climate Meetings; Campaign Urges New Commitments to Prioritize Vaccine Equity; Feed Millions Facing Famine;  & Curb Climate Change through the Trillion Trees Movement

  • NEW YORK CITY, USA: Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes; special guest performances by Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste and Lang Lang 
  • LAGOS, NIGERIA: Femi Kuti, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Made Kuti
  • PARIS, FRANCE: Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, DJ Snake, H.E.R., Black Eyed Peas, Christine and the Queens; special guest performance by Angélique Kidjo
  • More locations & performances around the world to be announced in August 

Global Citizen Live Announced

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

24 HOUR LIVE BROADCAST WITH EVENTS & PERFORMANCES ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS on SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 TIMED TO CALL ON UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY AHEAD OF G20 MEETING & COP26 CLIMATE MEETING TO UNITE THE WORLD TO DEFEND THE PLANET & DEFEAT POVERTY

26 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Mobilized Through Global Citizen's VAX LIVE: The Concert To Reunite The World From Governments, Philanthropists & The Private Sector Plus An Additional $302m For Medical Tools Through The ACT-Accelerator

Saturday, May 8, 2021

International advocacy organization Global Citizen tonight announced that the VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World campaign helped mobilize over 26 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and $302 million to the ACT-Accelerator to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests, treatments and other medical tools to the world's most marginalized communities and healthcare workers on the frontlines.

Prince Harry And Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Announced as Campaign Chairs Of Global Citizen’s “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World”

President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Will Make A Featured Appearance as Part of the “We Can Do This” National Initiative to Increase Public Confidence in And Uptake of Covid-19 Vaccines

Line-Up Grows to Include Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn, & Sean Penn

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hosted by Selena Gomez with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, & H.E.R., VAX LIVE will be taped before an audience of vaccinated frontline healthcare & essential workers at SoFi Stadium; Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube, iHeartMedia on May 8th.

Additional featured appearances from President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia.

Over $11 million funded by Cisco, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Analog Devices Foundation  and an anonymous Swiss Foundation to purchase an estimated 2.3 million vaccine doses; over 7.5 million doses committed from Spain as part of the VAX LIVE campaign.

The VAX LIVE campaign is calling on businesses to donate dollars for doses, G7 governments to share excess doses immediately, and for pharma companies including Moderna to make vaccines available at not-for-profit prices.

Global Citizen Announces “VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World” Hosted by Selena Gomez

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and iHeartMedia Global Broadcast Special and Vaccination Campaign to Spotlight Heroic Health Workers Worldwide, Inspiring Action for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Everyone, Everywhere

Hosted by Selena Gomez, Performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin and H.E.R. to Air on Saturday, May 8th

With Support From the World Health Organization, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Chair Mario Draghi, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sanchez, and the State of California, VAX LIVE Executive Produced by the Ad Council, YouTube Originals, iHeartMedia, Teneo and Live Nation to Launch International Appeal for the World’s Poorest Countries to be Granted Lifesaving Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, Tests and Treatments in 2021

The Initiative to Accelerate Charitable Giving & Global Citizen’s Give While You Live Campaign Partner Together, Aiming to Unlock Billions of Charitable Dollars

Monday, April 5, 2021

Billionaire Philanthropist John Arnold Commits to the Give While You Live Promise, Pledges to Give Away 5% of His Wealth Annually

Formula 1 Announces Plans for ‘WeRaceAsOne’ in Partnership with Global Citizen

Monday, March 22, 2021

Following the recent announcement that the WeRaceAsOne initiative will become the official Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) platform for Formula 1 (F1), we are pleased to announce plans for a new partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen to become a charity partner of the WeRaceAsOne platform.

Statements of Support - Global Citizen Launches A ‘Recovery Plan for The World’ - A Campaign to End Covid-19 For All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

International advocacy organization Global Citizen today launched a Recovery Plan for the World - a campaign to end COVID-19 for all and kickstart a global recovery. The Recovery Plan for the World is a year-long campaign and series of events that aims to: 1) end COVID-19 for all; 2) end the hunger crisis; 3) resume learning everywhere; 4) protect the planet; and 5) advance equity for all.

Global Citizen Launches A ‘Recovery Plan for The World’ - A Campaign to End Covid-19 For All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the World Health Organization ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Campaign to Mobilize Citizens, Corporations, Governments, Philanthropists and Artists to Help End COVID-19; Curb the Hunger Crisis; Resume Learning Everywhere; Protect the Planet; and Promote Equity for All

Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Femi Kuti, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman, Idris & Sabrina Elba, Jonas Brothers, Lang Lang, Lars Ulrich, Miley Cyrus, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rachel Brosnahan, SuperM, Usher and Yemi Alade Join to Support the ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ Effort

In Partnership with Teneo, Year-Long Campaign Includes Multiple Major Global Events, Including ‘Global Citizen LIVE’ and ‘Global Citizen at the G20 Summit’

Global Partners Citi, Cisco, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, Live Nation, P&G, Verizon, and Campaign Partners WW International, to Activate Global Citizens and Engage the Private Sector to Help Achieve the Recovery Plan for the World

Global Citizen Appoints Terence Jeyaretnam And Anna Robson To Australian Board Of Directors

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Homegrown international advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced the appointments of sustainability specialist Terence Jeyaretnam and social entrepreneur Anna Robson to its Australian Board of Directors.