APRIL 27 & 28 | NYC


Global Citizen NOW returns this April with a dynamic, two-day program focused on turning ideas into impact. Convening the brightest minds and leading voices across all spheres of society, from world leaders to grassroots activists, Global Citizen NOW showcases the power of cross-sector collaboration to solve the most urgent issues facing humanity and our planet.

Program Details


Investing in the Future
A conversation with Caroline Hyde, Nir Bar Dea, Fran Katsoudas, and Tshepo Mahloele

From Ukraine to Climate Change: Can We Find Common Ground In An Era of Crisis?
A conversation with Erna Solberg, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and Stefan Löfven

More than Words: The Business of Equity
A conversation with Ali Velshi and Diego Scotti

Fashionably Late? Design & Diversity
A conversation with Caroline Wanga, Maria Borges, Robin Givhan, ALOK, and Reni Folawiyo

Action in the Amazon
A conversation with Rodrigo Medeiros, Mauro O' de Almeida, Ineza Grace, Enrique Acevedo, and Dr. Tariq Al Gurg.

The "Good" Life
A conversation with Gary Vaynerchuk, Portia Blunt, Nicole LaPointe Jameson, and Jordan Fisher

Be the Generation
A conversation with Bola Ray and Prize winners


How Ideas Become Impact
A conversation with President Ursula von der Leyen, Hugh Jackman, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Gayle King, and Hugh Evans

Climate of Urgency
A conversation with Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Vanessa Nakate, Dr. Rajiv Shah, and Chris Martin

Education Cannot Wait
A conversation with Yasmine Sherif, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Jessica Stern

A Gender Equal World
A conversation with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jacqueline O'Neill, and Lisa LaFlamme

Africa's Clean Energy Future
A conversation with H.E. Samira Bawumia, Second Lady, Ghana and Seema Mody

Create Change. Every Day.
Bridget Moynahan introduces Global Citizen's new app

Global Citizen Prize Reception
Brought to you by Cisco


Leading By Example
A conversation with Katie Holmes, Fran Katsoudas, and Chris Stadler 

A New Global Financial Pact
A conversation with President Emmanuel Macron and Joe Scarborough

Getting to Net Zero
A conversation with Ali Velshi, Alok Sharma, Elizabeth Wathuti, and Catherine McKenna

Women & Girls: Global Health
A conversation with Deja Foxx, Phoebe Gates, Busy Philipps, Liya Haile, Dr. Herminia Palacio, and Juju Chang

Women & Girls: Global Health
A conversation with Juju Chang, Busy Philipps, Liya Haile, and Dr. Herminia Palacio 

Speaking Out: Defending Human Rights
A conversation with Vladimir Duthiers, Pashtana Durrani, and Darren Walker

Tech to Connect
A conversation with David Droga, Laurie Segall, and Sinan Aral

Coffee Break


"Now" The Issue: Period
A conversation with Abena Soreno and Harnaaz Sandhu

Women's Economic Equality: What's the Bottom Line?
A conversation with Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, Tolu Lawrence, Marc Pritchard, and Elizabeth Vazquez

Innovating Travel
A conversation with Dr. Patrick Gruber, Antonio Nuño, Kris Van Cleave, and Gail Grimmett

Standing Up for Women
A conversation with Tamron Hall and NY AG Letitia James

Vote Your Voice
A conversation with John Legend and Tamron Hall

Cisco Youth Leadership Award
A conversation with Fran Katsoudas and Nkosana Butholenkosi Masuku

Seeding the Future
A conversation with Enrique Acevedo, Alvaro Lario, Ed Skyler, Wangari Kuria, and CD Glin

The New Food Frontier
A conversation with Peter McGuinness, Maggie Baird, Daniel Humm, and Pinky Cole

Lunch Break

Our Partners

Co-Chairs & Participants


Chris Martin

Hugh Jackman

Ursula von der Leyen
President, European Commission

Hans Vestberg
Chairman & CEO, Verizon

Mia Mottley
Prime Minister, Barbados

Erna Solberg
Former Prime Minister, Norway

Stefan Löfven
Former Prime Minister, Sweden

Nir Bar Dea
CEO, Bridgewater Associates

Fran Katsoudas
Chief People, Policy and Purpose Officer, Cisco

Marc Pritchard
Chief Brand Officer, P&G

Diego Scotti
Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon

Tshepo Mahloele
Founder & Chairman, Harith General Partners

Edward Skyler
Executive Vice President, Citi

Dr. Rajiv Shah
President, Rockefeller Foundation

Mark Malloch-Brown
President, Open Society Foundations

Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation

Chris Stadler
Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

President Emmanuel Macron

Enrique Acevedo

Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche

Sinan Aral

Maggie Baird

Helder Barbalho

H.E. Samira Bawumia

Portia Blunt

Maria Borges

Juju Chang

Pinky Cole

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

David Droga

Vladimir Duthiers

Jordan Fisher

Reni Folawiyo

Phoebe Gates

Robin Givhan

C.D. Glin

Gail Grimmett

Dr. Patrick Gruber

Liya Haile

Tamron Hall

Katie Holmes

Daniel Humm

Caroline Hyde

Letitia James

Gayle King

Lisa LaFlamme

Nicole LaPointe Jameson

Alvaro Lario

Tolu Lawrence

John Legend

Nomzamo Mbatha

Peter McGuinness

Catherine McKenna

Rodrigo Medeiros

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Seema Mody

Bridget Moynahan

Vanessa Nakate

Antonio Nuño

Jacqueline O'Neill

Dr. Herminia Palacio

Busy Philipps

Bola Ray

Harnaaz Sandhu

Joe Scarborough

Laurie Segall

Alok Sharma

Yasmine Sherif

Abena Soreno

Jessica Stern

Alok Vaid-Menon

Kris Van Cleave

Gary Vaynerchuk

Elizaabeth Vazquez

Ali Velshi

Caroline Wanga

Elizabeth Wathuti

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I watch Global Citizen NOW online?

We will be streaming Global Citizen NOW, so Global Citizens at home can watch along with us throughout the days. Here's how you can tune in each day:

On Thursday, April 27th:
We will be streaming on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook, with a start time of 3 p.m. ET. 

On Friday, April 28th: 
We will be streaming on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook, with a start time of 9:10 a.m. ET and a second livestream starting at 12:15 p.m. ET.

What is Global Citizen NOW?

Global Citizen NOW is returning to NYC on April 27 and 28, with a new agenda for urgent action. 

Global Citizen NOW brings together the brightest minds, influential decision makers, and the biggest names in pop culture to create a global agenda for urgent action. The summit is about more than talking about the world’s biggest challenges, it is about taking action to solve them. 

Global Citizen NOW sessions will feature definitive next steps for participants, attendees, and global citizens to take immediate action on urgent issues including climate change, the global food crisis, gender inequality, defending civic space, and more. The program will feature major announcements on policy initiatives, intimate conversations with renowned artists, as well as corporate and world leaders.

What is Global Citizen?

Global Citizen is the world's largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty NOW. The voices of millions of Global Citizens around the world are driving lasting change towards sustainability, equality, and humanity by taking action every day. 

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 events, products, subscriptions, and more. 

Global Citizens have taken over 30.4 million actions since 2009. Today, these actions, in combination with high-level advocacy work, have led to over $41.4 billion being distributed to our partners around the world, impacting 1.15 billion lives in the fight to end extreme poverty.

You can learn more about our impact here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/impact/

Co-Chairs & Participants

Chris Martin

Hugh Jackman


Alexandra Cavoulacos
CEO & Co-Founder, Meta Angels

Diego Scotti
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon

President, Defi Kingdom

Edward Skyler
Executive Vice President, Citi

Elizabeth Li
Deputy Director, Binance Charity

Fran Katsoudas
Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco

Marc Pritchard
Chief Brand Officer, P&G

Ron Laffitte
Patriot Management

Tshepo Mahloele
Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners

Yvette Noel-Schure
CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment


Bill Cassidy
Senator, United States

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Former Under Secretary-General, United Nations

Erna Solberg
Former Prime Minister, Norway

Mia Mottley
Prime Minister, Barbados

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives


Ertharin Cousin
Managing Director & CEO, Food Systems for the Future

Jad Daley
President and Chief Executive Officer, American Forests

Nidhi Pant
Co-Founder, S4S Technologies

Prisca Bae
Vice President and Head of Partnerships, The Asian American Foundation

'Yemi Adamolekun
Active Citizen & Connector, Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria


Aloe Blacc

Arooj Aftab

Ayo Tometi

Bill Nye

Billy Porter

Connie Britton

Eddie Ndopu

Gloria Steinem


Jay Shetty

Lynsey Addario

Mika Brzezinski

Pharrell Williams

Randall Lane

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Scott Evans

Stephanie Ramos

Van Jones