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Global Citizen Announces Inaugural Thought Leadership Summit, Global Citizen NOW

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Urgent gathering to defeat poverty and protect the planet will convene world leaders, cultural leaders and business leaders on May 22-23 in New York City, and will coincide with the 2022 Global Citizen Prize hosted by Darren Criss

The inaugural summit will feature globally-renowned leaders from both the private and public sectors including Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Chuck Robbins, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Erna Solberg, former Prime Minister of Norway; Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G; Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon; Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Citi; Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, Creative Arts Agency; Yvette Noel-Schure, CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment; and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners

Appearances will be made by artists, advocates, journalists and activists including Aloe Blacc, Bill Nye, Billy Porter, Connie Britton, Gayle King, Gloria Steinem, Jamala, Jay Shetty, Lynsey Addario, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Sabrina Elba, Van Jones and more

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Urgent gathering to defeat poverty and protect the planet will convene world leaders, cultural leaders and business leaders on May 22-23 in New York City, and will coincide with the 2022 Global Citizen Prize hosted by Darren Criss

The inaugural summit will feature globally-renowned leaders from both the private and public sectors including Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission; Chuck Robbins, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco; Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados; Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Erna Solberg, former Prime Minister of Norway; Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G; Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer, Verizon; Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Citi; Rob Light, Managing Partner and Head of Worldwide Music, Creative Arts Agency; Yvette Noel-Schure, CCO and Co-Founder, Schure Media Group and Head of Media for Parkwood Entertainment; and Tshepo Mahloele, Founder & Executive, Harith General Partners

Appearances will be made by artists, advocates, journalists and activists including Aloe Blacc, Bill Nye, Billy Porter, Connie Britton, Gayle King, Gloria Steinem, Jamala, Jay Shetty, Lynsey Addario, Pharrell Williams, Rachel Brosnahan, Sabrina Elba, Van Jones and more

Global Citizen Announces the 2022 Winners of Global Citizen Prize and Cisco Youth Leadership Award

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Celebrating Remarkable Changemakers Taking Exceptional Actions to End Extreme Poverty NOW, While Fostering Social Change Across the Globe 

Winners to be honored at Prestigious Awards Dinner in Gotham Hall on May 22, and Attend the Global Citizen NOW 2-Day Summit, in New York City, on May 22 & 23 2022 

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Celebrating Remarkable Changemakers Taking Exceptional Actions to End Extreme Poverty NOW, While Fostering Social Change Across the Globe 

Winners to be honored at Prestigious Awards Dinner in Gotham Hall on May 22, and Attend the Global Citizen NOW 2-Day Summit, in New York City, on May 22 & 23 2022 

AEG Presents Supports Global Citizen's "Stand Up For Ukraine!" Campaign

Initiative Mobilized People Around the World Ahead of the Global Humanitarian Pledging Summit
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AEG Presents, a world leader in the music and entertainment industries, joined Global Citizen’s “Stand Up For Ukraine!” campaign, a global digital rally to raise funds to refugees around the world.

In addition to spreading the word through AEG Presents’ social media channels and clubs and theaters across the world, the company reached out to many of its touring artists who participated in the campaign ahead of the April 9, pledging summit.

Global Citizen, in Partnership With NPX, Launches the Global Citizen Impact Funds, Calling on the Private Sector, Impact Investors, and Philanthropists to Make Bold Financial Commitments Toward Ending Extreme Poverty NOW

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Series of Transformational Outcomes Funds Designed to Accelerate Progress Toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
By Linking Funding with Measurable Results

Mobilizing Results-Based Funding to
BRAC, charity: water, The Global Fund, International Rescue Committee, and One Acre Fund

Stand Up for Ukraine: Open Letter Calls on World Leaders to Take Urgent Action for Refugees

More than 70 organizations have signed, calling to fund refugee efforts in Ukraine and globally.
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NEW YORK, April 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, more than 10 million people in the country have been forcibly displaced — leading to the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. More than 4 million refugees have fled into the surrounding region, while millions more are displaced throughout Ukraine itself.

iHeartRadio Joins Global Citizen for “Stand Up for Ukraine” to Aid Millions of Displaced Ukrainian Refugee

iHeartRadio stations across the country to share PSAs encouraging listener support and will amplify participating artists
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NEW YORK, April 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ - iHeartMedia is joining forces with Global Citizen and “Stand Up for Ukraine” -- a campaign that seeks to mobilize billions of dollars to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and in neighboring countries -- to drive opportunities for iHeartRadio listeners to take action and contribute to the global campaign.

Global Social Media Rally Aims to Drive Billions for Refugee Relief at Pledging Event Convened by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Warsaw, Poland on April 9

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Adam Lambert, Alex Len of the Sacramento Kings, Antykila, Arlo Parks, Ashlee Simpson, Au/Ra, Axelle Red, Barenaked Ladies, Bastille, Becky Lynch, Bevy Smith, Billy Porter, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Chris Tomlin, Christine and the Queens, Connie Britton, Dave Matthews, Daymond John, Dora Jar, Drew McIntyre, Dylan Dunlap, Ellen DeGeneres, Ellie Goulding, Evan Ross, Fall Out Boy, Finn Bälor, Gelila Assefa Puck, Hozier, Isha Sesay, Jamala, Jesse McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Julian Lennon, KD Lang, Kalush, Kesha, Lennon Stella, Little B

Global Citizen Unveils End Extreme Poverty Now - Our Future Can't Wait

A CALL FOR GOVERNMENTS, CORPORATIONS, AND CITIZENS TO EMPOWER GIRLS ACROSS THE WORLD; BREAK SYSTEMIC BARRIERS THAT KEEP PEOPLE IN POVERTY; AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coveney, Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Environment of Rwanda Dr. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley, COP26 President Alok Sharma, Director of Education Cannot Wait Yasmine Sherif, CEO of GAVI Seth Berkley, Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce John W.H. Denton, former Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, former Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the Government of Peru.

Year-Long Campaign Featuring Multiple Major Global Events, Including the Global Citizen Prize; Global Citizen NOW: Leadership Summit; the Global Citizen Festival 10th Anniversary in New York City and Africa; and Global Citizen at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia

Tshepo Mahloele to serve as Patron of the Campaign in Africa; Sandiaga Uno, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia, to serve as Patron of the Campaign in Indonesia as part of this year’s G20 summit.

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With the Support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid, President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of Zambia Hakainde Hichilema, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković, Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Spain Pedro Sánchez, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coveney, Foreign Minister of Nigeria Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia Sandiaga Uno, Minister of Environment of Rwanda Dr. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley, COP26 President Alok Sharma, Director of Education Cannot Wait Yasmine Sherif, CEO of GAVI Seth Berkley, Secretary General of International Chamber of Commerce John W.H. Denton, former Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, former Executive Director of UN Women Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the Government of Peru.

Year-Long Campaign Featuring Multiple Major Global Events, Including the Global Citizen Prize; Global Citizen NOW: Leadership Summit; the Global Citizen Festival 10th Anniversary in New York City and Africa; and Global Citizen at the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia

Tshepo Mahloele to serve as Patron of the Campaign in Africa; Sandiaga Uno, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia, to serve as Patron of the Campaign in Indonesia as part of this year’s G20 summit.

“STAND UP FOR UKRAINE” - Global Social Media Rally Aims to Drive Billions for Refugee Relief at Pledging Summit Hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on April 9

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Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Adam Durica, Aitana, Alanis Morissette, Alejandro Sanz, Alexandra Stan, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Chris Isaak, Chris Rock, Demi Lovato, Elton John and David Furnish, FINNEAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Gloria Steinem, Green Day, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Igo, Jon Batiste, Jonas Brothers, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Mirai, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Pepp

Hopes and Dreams Shattered by Climate Change

By filmmaker and women's rights activist Salma Zulfiqar
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"There is no clean drinking water where I live in Balouchistan because of climate change," Maria, a Refugee in Pakistan said.  "The pollution is making us sick, I'm coughing and getting ill from it," Hadiqa, another Refugee in India explained.

8 in 10 people displaced by climate change are women. Women and children are 14 times more likely to die in a natural disaster (UN Women). Even as a hardened humanitarian artist who has worked in conflict countries, working on The Migration Blanket climate change film project over the past year has been an eye-opening experience. 

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