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Global Citizen Launches Year-Long Campaign Culminating In History's Largest Live-Broadcast Concert
Something huge is coming... International advocacy organization Global Citizen has announced a year long campaign called Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, set to culminate Sept 26, 2020 with a massive global live-broadcast event.
Ending extreme poverty is a #PossibleDream We are on a mission to secure $350 billion #ForPeopleForPlanet. Join us for Global Goal Live in September 2020. More info: https://t.co/YV9c4z26Yj #GlobalGoalLive pic.twitter.com/jIa25ZIPLS
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) September 26, 2019
Already, some of the biggest names in music have pledged their support and committed to performing at what will be the largest live-broadcast cause event in history, including Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Cyndi Lauper, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Metallica, Miley Cyrus, Ozuna, Pharrell Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shawn Mendes, Usher and more. Hosts on board include Rachel Brosnahan, Hugh Jackman, Idris Elba, Trevor Noah and more. The impressive list of entertainers joins some of the world's leading corporations, advocacy partners and key industry trade organizations, including the Recording Academy, in backing the worthy cause.
“In order to secure the $350 billion in commitments that is needed this year, we are building a coalition the likes of which the world has never seen to mobilize and engage millions of global citizens, governments, industry and individuals to redouble their efforts to achieve the Global Goals," said Declan Kelly, CEO of global advisory firm and Global Citizen partner Teneo.
The United Nations Global Goals Kelly is referring to provide a roadmap to end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, and reduce inequality by 2030 and were agreed to by all 193 member states in 2015. With next year marking the ten-year countdown to achieving the goal, the project kicks into high gear with Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream.
“We have ten years to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change," said Global citizen CEO Hugh Evans in a statement. "While we have seen significant progress, we will not be successful at our current pace. The scale of this problem - helping get 736 million people out of extreme poverty - will take everyone’s participation. Our goal, to put it simply, is to engage every single person on the planet in this mission. To do so we must boldly and creatively reach global citizens where they are - in person, on television, on their phones, and online.
The 10-hour global media event on Sept. 26, 2020 will be broadcast from five continents including a Global Citizen Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.
"We will use the convening power of music and the reach of technology to broadcast the largest live cause event in history," added Evans, "And secure commitments from policymakers and private sector leaders to help end extreme poverty, tackle climate change, and reduce inequality.”
To learn more and get involved, visit GlobalGoal2020.com.