The Global Goal: Unite for our Future LIVE Summit debate and Concert Stream under the patronage of EU President Ursula von der Leyen. The campaign, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, focuses on addressing the pandemic’s impact on the most vulnerable communities, ensuring equitable access to affordable coronavirus technologies and strengthening health systems everywhere.
The Global Goal: Pledges announced on 27 June will support the following organisations:
- Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
- The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
- GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance
- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Therapeutics Accelerator
- WHO‘s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, powered by the UN Foundation
- The International and Regional Response Network
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The campaign is a milestone under the Coronavirus Global Response, the global action for universal access to affordable coronavirus vaccination, treatment and testing. It is the Commission’s response to the global call for action launched by the World Health Organization with governments and partners on 24 April 2020, for access to coronavirus vaccines everywhere, for everyone who needs them.
The Concert LIVE
The Concert will air Saturday evening and will be hosted by actor Dwayne Johnson. It will include performances by Shakira, Coldplay, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Quavo, J Balvin, Chloe x Halle, Yemi Alade, and Christine and the Queens.
Co-hosted by President Ursula von der Leyen, the concert will also include appearances by Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron, Forest Whitaker, David Beckham, Salma Hayek Pinault, Billy Porter, Diane Kruger, Antoni Porowski, Ken Jeong, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Olivia Colman.
The Pledging Summit LIVE
The Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – the Summit will start at 3pm CET.
The summit, hosted by President von der Leyen, will include interventions by world leaders, as well as international advocates, artists and activists. Will join the discussion in panels and interviews: Nickolaj Coster-Waldau, Miley Cyrus, Angelique Kidjo, Ken Jeong, and experts and thought leaders including Melinda Gates, Dr. Vin Gupta, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Eddie Ndopu, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander.
The Global Goal: Pledging Summit and Concert
The global pledging summit and concert organised by the Commission and Global Citizen are only one day away. They will bring the world together and mobilise additional funding to develop and universally deploy coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments.
The Global Goal: Let’s build a corona-free future for all
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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said: “We will only end this pandemic when it has been ended everywhere. For that, we need to invest in producing vaccines at unprecedented speed and scale. And we need to make this vaccine affordable. A task of this size can only happen if the world unites. This is why we are teaming up with Global Citizen and with artists. I trust their power to bring people together, mobilise their energy and trigger change. So tune in tomorrow! And together, let’s build a corona-free future for all.”
The concert will feature performances from:
- Chloe x Halle,
- Christine and the Queens,
- For Love Choir,
- J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson,
- J’Nai Bridges with Gustavo Dudamel,
- Los Angeles Philharmonic & YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles),
- Justin Bieber and Quavo,
- Lin-Manuel Miranda and select members of the Original Broadway Production of HAMILTON with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots,
- Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade.
The Global Goal: Teaming up with Global Citizen and Artists
Leading up to the concert, the summit, which you can watchon the Coronavirus Global Response website, will feature interventions by:
- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres,
- President of France Emmanuel Macron,
- Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel,
- Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson.
Global leaders, artists and advocates, including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Miley Cyrus, Angelique Kidjo and Ken Jeong will join the conversation. Experts and thought-leaders including Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Melinda Gates, Dr. Vin Gupta, NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Executive Director of U.N. Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Eddie Ndopu, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander, will also participate in thesummit.
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Artists have the power to inspire change. They use their talents to serve great causes. On 27 June, at the ‘Global Goal: Unite for our Future’ Summit and Concert, artists, scientists and world leaders will speak with one voice, in a true and rare moment of global unity. They will commit to helping the world end coronavirus, while leaving no one behind. The European Union is fully committed to ensuring fair access to an affordable vaccine, as soon as possible, for everyone that needs it. United, I know we can make the world a safer place.
Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President
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Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said: “Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the colour of their skin. If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to equitably deliver testing, treatments and vaccines, Global Goal: Unite for Our Future – The Concert’ will bring the centuries-old concept of music as a motivator for change and unity, together with science and data, to honour the problem solvers – including doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers and human rights advocates – who are racing to not only create the cure for COVID-19, but also to ensure that it’s available for everyone who needs it.”
I’m proud to join Global Citizen and the European Commission to host the ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—The Concert’. The event will lift up the global community that is tackling equitable access to healthcare, and other enormous injustices facing our world. This moment in history requires all of us, so let’s join together to chart a better future, for everyone.
Dwayne Johnson, Concert host Global Goal: Unite for Our Future
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Artist and Activist Miley Cyrus said: “This moment requires all of us to act. As Global Citizens, we are calling on leaders around the world to combat the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has on marginalized communities by committing funds to develop and deliver tests, treatments, and therapeutics. Because of this global effort, we will be more able to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, regardless of their income or where they live.”
Global Citizens around the world are calling on world leaders to help bring an end to COVID-19 by urging them to commit the billions of dollars needed to deliver testing, treatments, and vaccines to everyone, everywhere. We need health equity and global justice, and we know that only by uniting to fight for the world we want can we build back toward a healthier future for all.
Shakira, Artist and Activist
You can check where to watch the concert in your country here and listen to the Spotify playlist. It will also be live-streamed on the Coronavirus Global Response website and on global platforms including Apple Music & the Apple TV app, Beats 1, Brut, Deezer, Insight TV, NBC News Now, The Roku Channel, TIDAL, Twitch, Twitter, Vodafone and Vodafone TV, Vogue Paris, Yahoo! and YouTube.
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