BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Global Citizen Festival is one of the most potent and impressive events in 2023. The Glasshouse in New York City became full of world leaders, celebrities, innovators and activists to fight extreme poverty and raise awareness. Global Citizen NOW returned for a two-day program on April 27 and 28 for the second time, with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and Ambassador Hugh Jackman co-chairing the event. Global Citizen fights extreme poverty, the ultimate goal is to end it globally by congregating the sharpest minds, gathering leading voices across the world to meet the challenge and solve the most exigent matters that cause harm to humanity and our planet dramatically.
Turning Activism into a Habit Can Make a Significant Impact
For the first time, Global Citizens were able to join the event and ask their weighty questions using the Global Citizen app and webpage or WhatsApp all around the world. The organization ensured that the whole world had access to this vital and burning topic.
Mobile phones give power to every individual’s hands to make an impact right away by sending e-mails, tweeting about issues affecting our planet, starting petitions, uploading videos or taking quiz games to deepen our knowledge to understand the complex issues of our world. Global Citizen app allows us to create relevant change and “turn activism into a habit.”
Uniting to Fight Extreme Poverty
Influential and powerful names attended the event this year, and world leaders stood up and made a dent in people as Global Citizen fights extreme poverty.
The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley brought out the danger that the planet is facing, here and now is the place and time to make an impact on easing “the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable people.” President of France Emmanuel Macron made his thoughts on fighting against poverty clear: “We have to build a new consensus now.”
This year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the famous artist and activist John Legend joined the Global Citizen community. Katie Holmes gave air to her touching belief in a society that cares about the strength of ”the shared vision of a better tomorrow.”
Global Citizen Ambassador Hugh Jackman trusts in the power of young people’s voices and the joint of our endurance ”to find solutions that will shape our world for future generations.” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission determined the duty of world leaders and people capable of fighting extreme poverty: “To fight climate change, end hunger and empower girls and women, the world needs our leadership.”
Global Citizen’s World-Redeeming Results and Influence
Hugh Jackman clearly stated how Global Citizen fights extreme poverty. There have been 33 million actions that have gained $43 billion to lift 1.3 billion people out of extreme poverty.
Alvaro Lario, President of the International Fund of Agricultural Development (IFAD) declared the ultimate goal of the impact that this organization is making. Managing poverty is not enough, eliminating it is the supreme target.
Global Citizen is campaigning to end period poverty, statistics say one in 10 menstruating women live in extreme poverty, and more than 500 million women and girls are dealing with the lack of menstrual care products.
Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Citizen demystified that “the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the climate change issues and the global debt crisis” have ruled out decades of evolution in peoples’ life quality. In the last three years, extreme poverty has increased by hundreds of millions, and the population of the world is in reverse development. To bring poverty to an end, Global Citizen also aims to address climate change and gender equality.
The organization targeted to end this decaying tendency by advertising people have to fight as one, what is happening on our planet affects all of us. To bring poverty to an end, Global Citizen aims to address climate change and gender equality too.
– Klaudia Laura Sebestyen