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.
Featured Stories from the Festival
All the best videos from the festival
25 Photos of the Chainsmokers, Andra Day, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, and More at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in ...
Powerful snapshots of a stunning festival. Read more
Here are the some of the best photos from Saturday's festivities. Read more
This Yazidi Survivor Wants ISIS to Pay for Its Crimes — and the UK Is Leading the Charge for Justice
We’ve just taken a huge step forward. Read more
1.6M actions by Global Citizens lead to commitments worth $3.2B, set to affect the lives of 221M Read more
Nearly 60,000 Global Citizens came out to Central Park. Read more
"I'm not going to take the BS anymore." Read more
Johnson & Johnson Announces 'Large-Scale Efficacy Testing of the HIV Vaccine in Humans' at Global Citizen Festival
“You have my promise that all of us at Johnson & Johnson will not rest until we defeat HIV.” Read more
“How is it that the most clever species to ever walk the earth is destroying its only home?” Read more
"You are worth it. You are worthy of all the love in the world." Read more
“Please, don’t change. Be as passionate and committed as you are. We need it.” Read more
Global Citizens turned up for the Global Citizen Festival 2017 — here's what they had to say. Read more
Her job was specifically created to get equal rights for women. And she’s on the mission. Read more
Demi Lovato Rocked the Cadillac House Stage With Powerful Message About the Importance of “Doing Something”
“It’s just super important that we all make a difference on this planet.” Read more
A victory for the world's kids. Read more
Canada’s own champion for gender equality spoke out about girls’ education at day 2 of #GCWeek. Read more
- AdvocacyGirls & Women
Global Citizen brought a bunch of experts to NYC — and what they said will motivate you to go big. Read more
“Each drop of water makes a river.” Read more
Global Citizen’s “Breaking the Silence” event lived up to its name. Read more