Global Citizen Week Proves Unity is the Way to Fight Poverty: 1.6 million actions help drive $3.2B worth of commitments set to affect 221M lives
For the first time ever during 17-23 Sept, Global Citizen collaborated with partners to hold 30 events across New York City, turning the city into an arena of activism against poverty.
- In the two months leading up to Global Citizen Week, Global Citizens took over 1.6 million actions urging leaders to tackle extreme poverty helping drive 29 commitments, 55 announcements and 13 calls to action, that totaled $3.2 billion, which are set to affect the lives of 221 million people.
- During the course of the week, seven heads of government and more than 30 foreign ministers, ambassadors, and the heads of the world’s most influential NGOs participated in the week of advocacy.
- 27 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle highlighted their support for fully funding American foreign aid. This bipartisan demonstration sent a strong signal to the Trump administration that Congress understands that America’s leadership is vital for America and the world.
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