Televised Special Honoring Changemakers Shaping the World We Want Will Air December 19th on NBC and in Canada on CTV.
Award Categories Will Include the Global Citizen of the Year, Artist, World Leader, Business Leader and the Cisco Youth Leadership Award
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
(New York, New York | Tuesday, November 17, 2020) International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced it will present the Global Citizen Prize award special. John Legend will again serve as the host of Global Citizen Prize, which will celebrate and honor leaders who are shaping the world we want and taking action to end extreme poverty.
The Global Citizen Prize honors those making extraordinary efforts to lift up the world’s most vulnerable and make the world a better place, and who inspire others to stand up and take action. This broadcast will feature unforgettable musical performances and collaborations, notable presenters, and inspirational videos of action and impact.
The broadcast special will air on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 8:00 P.M. ET on NBC in the United States and CTV in Canada. The Countdown to the Prize digital pre-show, hosted by Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans, will stream at 7:30 P.M. ET on Facebook and Twitter. The Global Citizen Prize show will be available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube following its airing on NBC. Additional broadcast markets, Global Citizen Prize awardees, hosts and musical performances will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Global Citizen Prize has become an annual moment to honor extraordinary individuals who are taking action and creating change to build the world we all want,” said HUGH EVANS, CEO of Global Citizen. “We are thrilled to recognize the incredible impact of their work to build a better world for everyone, something that is needed in 2020 more than ever.”
“I’m so excited to be returning as host of Global Citizen Prize for the second year,” said JOHN LEGEND. “2020 has challenged all of us in many ways, and I’m proud to be celebrating leaders who are supporting vulnerable communities, working to end extreme poverty, and inspiring others to take action for change.”
Proud partners of the Global Citizen Prize include Cisco, P&G and Citi. This year’s Global Citizen Prize will be recognized across six categories, including: Global Citizen of the Year, Global Citizen Prize for World Leader, Global Citizen Prize for Business Leader, Global Citizen Artist of the Year, Cisco Youth Leadership Award and the Global Citizen Country Hero Award.
In addition, the Global Citizen Prize is introducing three awards, selected by Global Citizen and a team of advisors to recognize individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exceptional impact over the preceding year, creating positive change and inspiring others through compassion, innovation and unwavering dedication in their respective fields. They include:
Finally, Global Citizen has also launched the #My2020Hero social media campaign, inviting everyone to honor the people in their lives who have done something special during this difficult year to support them, their community, or the world, as we take a moment together to focus on gratitude and hope.
The 2019 Global Citizen Prize winners included Sting, Founder & CEO of HealthSetGo Priya Prakash, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohammed, and filmmaker Richard Curtis. The Global Citizen Prize was launched in 2018 for the categories of World Leader and Youth Leadership and presented live on stage at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg, South Africa to Prime Minister of Norway, Her Excellency Erna Solberg, and food and nutrition activist Wawira Njiru of Kenya.
Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for people around the world calling on world leaders to honor their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. Global Citizens have mobilized $48.5 billion in commitments and policy announcements from leaders that have impacted the lives of 880 million people living in extreme poverty.
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 with 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 880 million people. For more information, visit GlobalCitizen.org.
Sunshine Sachs, GC@sunshinesachs.com