Will money-back guarantee win over wealthy donors?
The advocacy group Global Citizen and the finance firm NPX are engineering a new campaign that targets Forbes 400 billionaires, Giving Pledge members, and the wealthy generally — a group increasingly criticized for what is seen as tight purse strings.
Zelenskyy launches daily calls to action with Global Citizen
Global Citizen, the international nonprofit fighting extreme poverty. Zelenskyy and Global Citizen on Sunday released the first of what they hope will be daily calls to action for the nonprofit's millions of members, as well as its governmental, corporate and philanthropic partners. The video messages will feature Zelenskyy speaking about Ukraine's battle against Russia paired with steps supporters can take to help, provided by Global Citizen.news.yahoo.com
UK publisher begins appeal over Meghan privacy lawsuit
A British newspaper publisher has begun its court appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the privacy of the Duchess of Sussex by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father, arguing that she knew the letter would potentially be published.
Stevie Wonder to headline Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles
Stevie Wonder will headline Global Citizen Live’s star-studded 24-hour event in Los Angeles this month to help raise money and make a plea for increased COVID-19 vaccine doses along with bringing awareness toward climate change and poverty.
Another Global Citizen streaming concert is coming, this time with Dwayne Johnson as host
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will host a new concert aimed at tackling Covid-19. Global Citizen and the European Commission announced on Monday that "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert" will stream on June 27. Also appearing will be Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Olivia Colman, Salma Hayek Pinault and more. In April, Global Citizen and the World Health Organization threw a virtual benefit concert curated by Lady Gaga, “One World: Together At Home.” The event featured Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert. Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish and many others.
Melinda Gates says scientists may find coronavirus vaccine that works by end of year 'if we're lucky'
Scientists and health officials may find a vaccine that is effective in preventing Covid-19 by the end of this year "if we're lucky," billionaire philanthropist and former tech executive Melinda Gates told CNBC on Tuesday. Producing a usable vaccine is a long process that requires extensive study of viable vaccine candidates, Gates told CNBC's Sara Eisen during an interview that aired on "Closing Bell." "So yes, we may get one of those candidates if we're lucky by the end of the year." Even if scientists do find a vaccine in record time, they would still need to make millions and eventually billions of doses of the vaccine for the general public, Gates said. More than 100 vaccines are in development globally as of April 30, according to the World Health Organization, with at least eight vaccine candidates already in human trials.cnbc.com
Here’s how you can watch Lizzo and your favorite stars perform tonight during One World: Together At Home
The cancelation of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was crushing for Lizzo fans who were just days away from seeing the Houstonian in concert. In a change of plans, Lizzo’s next performance will take place in living rooms across the world as a part of One World: Together At Home. I’ll be joining @GlblCtzn and @WHO for the One World: #TogetherAtHome primetime broadcast to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the global fight to end #COVID19. Before the primetime broadcast, Global Citizen will host a digital stream with more performances beginning at 1 p.m. CT. The digital stream can be viewed on the Global Citizen website, Prime Video, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.
Massive live concert planned in the spirit of Live Aid
Live Aid This dual-venue concert on July 13, 1985, featured artists such as U2, Queen and Black Sabbath and raised millions of dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia. Dubbed "Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream," the event, which is presented by nonprofit Global Citizen, aims to be the largest live broadcast in "cause event history," according to a press release from organizers. Slated for Sept. 26, 2020, Global Goal Live will be a 10-hour performance, spanning five continents in an effort to raise funds to support of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Global Goal is evoking the original 1985 Live Aid concert for a reason. "Live Aid took place in 1985, well before the advent of social and digital media.