Global Citizen is an 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, $41 billion in commitments announced on Global Citizen platforms has been deployed, impacting more than 1.15 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 globalcitizen.org, download the Global Citizen app, and follow Global Citizen on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.
Read Global Citizen's latest announcements:
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Global Citizen Seeks Young Innovators Taking Exceptional Action to End Extreme Poverty
Sunday, November 20, 2022
COP27 will be remembered for its progress on loss and damage, culminating in a deal for new financial arrangements, including the creation of a new fund. It’s essential the work must now start in earnest, especially to mobilize the new and additional funds needed. It’s clear issues still need to be resolved on which countries should contribute to the fund, and which countries will be eligible to receive. The fight to secure Climate Justice is far from over.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
The world’s most powerful countries have not delivered or met their responsibilities at the G20 summit in Bali. Instead of driving progress on climate, leaders have barely made any changes to last year’s communiqué. Old commitments like ending inefficient fossil fuel subsidies or providing $100B in support to developing countries remain unmet, without any deadlines. While the G20 recognize the macroeconomic effects of the climate crisis and the need to urgently scale ambition, they don’t draw the consequences for their own actions, despite representing the biggest emitters and the richest nations in the world. Now the responsibility is with the COP to show the collective leadership we needed to see from the G20.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The uptick in reported cases of wild polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mozambique this year and reported cases in the US and the UK have served as a stark reminder that as long as polio remains a threat anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere. So Global Citizen applauds the $2.6 billion worth of pledges from public and private donors towards the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's $4.8 billion goal announced today.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVALS IN ACCRA AND NEW YORK CITY ANNOUNCE OVER $800 MILLION TO EMPOWER GIRLS, DEFEAT POVERTY, DEFEND THE PLANET, PROMOTE HEALTH, PROTECT CIVIC SPACE AND MITIGATE THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
CANADA AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION COMMIT $1.6 BILLION TO THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA
10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL GENERATES RECORD-BREAKING 2 MILLION ACTIONS FROM GLOBAL CITIZENS
GOVERNMENTS OF GHANA AND SOUTH AFRICA ANNOUNCE AFRICAN PROSPERITY FUND AT GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL: ACCRA
FIVE MAJOR CORPORATIONS SET AMBITIOUS CLIMATE GOALS
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Today, international advocacy organization Global Citizen has laid out 1000 empty plates opposite the United Nations headquarters in New York to draw urgent attention to the global food crisis, and call on world leaders to deliver the $33 billion needed to mitigate the emergency. 50 million people are on the brink of starvation in 45 countries, and over 800 million people are facing extreme hunger globally.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Danai Gurira to host Global Citizen Festival: Accra on September 24
Uncle Waffles joins lineup for Global Citizen Festival: Accra alongside presenters including Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha and Sabrina Dhowre Elba
Amber Ruffin, Antoni Porowski, Bill Nye, Chris Redd, Connie Britton, Jay Shetty, Katie Couric, Katie Holmes, Misty Copeland, Rachel Brosnahan, Scott Evans, Tamron Hall and Van Jones to join as presenters at Global Citizen Festival: NYC with additional performances by Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter
2022 Global Citizen Festival campaigns for urgent financial relief, climate finance, funding for Africa’s farmers and investment into the future of girls everywhere
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Leaders in international policy, technology, finance and marketing join Global Citizen’s Global Board, including Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Judy A. Smith, Former Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Kristin Lemkau, CEO, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, Nir Bar Dea, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Bridgewater, and Diego Scotti, EVP & CMO, Verizon
Global Citizen welcomes new members to its Europe Board of Directors with the appointment of Co-Chair Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, and Sawsan Chebli
Saturday, August 13, 2022
“Congress’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act is a huge win for our planet and the most impactful piece of climate action the U.S. has taken to date. This legislation is essential to the global effort to confront climate change. Unchecked, climate change will push up to 130 million more people into poverty over the next 10 years. But with this bill, the U.S. will get closer to reaching its climate goals of reducing emissions by 50-52 percent by 2030…
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, Måneskin, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía Set To Perform At Global Citizen Festival In New York’s Central Park
Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Host Global Citizen Festival: Nyc
Usher, Sza, Stormzy, Gyakie, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and Tems To Perform At Global Citizen Festival In Black Star Square In Accra, Ghana
Global Citizen Festival Calls for World Leaders To Empower Girls, Close The Climate Finance Gap, Alleviate The Global Food Crisis, And Relieve Crushing Debts Now
Tickets to the festivals are free and can be earned by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting www.globalcitizen.org to take action on the campaign’s issues.
Proudly supported by Global Partners: Accenture, Cisco, Citi, Delta Air Lines, Harith General Partners, P&G, Verizon and YouTube, and NYC Campaign Partner World Wide Technology
World Leaders supporting the campaign include Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana; Hakainde Hilchilema, President of Zambia; Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations; Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA; Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia; Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain; Frank Bainimara, Prime Minister of Fiji; Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of Lithuania; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Stanley Kakubo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zambia; Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senate Majority Leader; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization; Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Secretary General; Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the UN Foundation; Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy of Belgium; Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico; Peter Sands, Executive Director, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and more
Broadcasting and streaming from Accra and New York City on ABC, ABC News Live, FX, Hulu, iHeartRadio, TimesLIVE, Twitter, YouTube and more
Thursday 4th August 2022
Kristin Kagetsu, Co-Founder and CEO of Saathi, Announced as Waislitz Global Citizen Award Winner
Naomi Monari, Founder and CEO of BENA Care Ltd, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award Winner
Oladiwura Oladepo, Co-Founder and Executive Director, of Tech4Dev, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Choice Award Winner
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Part of the Ongoing Roadmap to 36 Advocacy Campaign Urging all Nigerian States to Protect Women and Girls by Implementing the VAPP Act NOW
Sunday 22nd May 2022
Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, and Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Announce Ghana as Sister Location for 10th Anniversary Global Citizen Festival on September 24, 2022
Tuesday 17th May 2022
Urgent gathering to defeat poverty and protect the planet will convene world leaders, cultural leaders and business leaders on May 22-23 in New York City, and will coincide with the 2022 Global Citizen Prize hosted by Darren Criss
The inaugural summit will feature globally-renowned leaders from both the private and public sectors including Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Chuck Robbins, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Erna Solberg, former Prime Minister of Norway; Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G; Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon; Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Citi; Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, Creative Arts Agency; Yvette Noel-Schure, CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment; and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners
Appearances will be made by artists, advocates, journalists and activists including Aloe Blacc, Bill Nye, Billy Porter, Connie Britton, Gayle King, Gloria Steinem, Jamala, Jay Shetty, Lynsey Addario, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Sabrina Elba, Van Jones and more
Wednesday 11th May 2022
Celebrating Remarkable Changemakers Taking Exceptional Actions to End Extreme Poverty NOW, While Fostering Social Change Across the Globe
Winners to be honored at Prestigious Awards Dinner in Gotham Hall on May 22, and Attend the Global Citizen NOW 2-Day Summit, in New York City, on May 22 & 23 2022
Monday 18th April 2022
Series of Transformational Outcomes Funds Designed to Accelerate Progress Toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) By Linking Funding with Measurable Results
Mobilizing Results-Based Funding to BRAC, charity: water, The Global Fund, International Rescue Committee, and One Acre Fund
Tuesday 29th March 2022
With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coveney, Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Environment of Rwanda Dr. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley, COP26 President Alok Sharma, Director of Education Cannot Wait Yasmine Sherif, CEO of GAVI Seth Berkley, Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce John W.H. Denton, former Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, former Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the Government of Peru.
Monday 28th March 2022
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Adam Durica, Aitana, Alanis Morissette, Alejandro Sanz, Alexandra Stan, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Chris Isaak, Chris Rock, Demi Lovato, Elton John and David Furnish, FINNEAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Gloria Steinem, Green Day, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Igo, Jon Batiste, Jonas Brothers, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Mirai, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ryan Tedder, Sarsa, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Tame Impala, U2, Usher, Vito Bambino and Young Leosia will Join the Global Social Rally to Urge World Leaders to Commit to Aiding Refugees from Ukraine & Other Conflicts.
Monday 14th February 2022
Global Citizen, the leading international advocacy organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, has announced that industry leader Liza Henshaw has been elevated to the role of President after six years as Chief Operating Officer; Caralene Robinson has assumed a permanent position as Chief Growth Officer; and Lee Rolontz' global role will expand as she takes on the position of Global Head of Broadcast and Original Content. The announcement comes as the organization closes out an unprecedented year of global programming in support of a bold policy agenda, while addressing the most urgent global issues of the past two years.
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Ekiti State Set To Plant 500,000 Trees By December 2022 Over 60% Will Be Rare And Indigenous Trees, Some Endangered To The Point Of Extinction
Climate Pledge To Include Planting At Least 5 Indigenous Trees In Every Local Primary And Secondary School By December 2033