Global Citizen NOW Summit: Tackling Food Insecurity, Climate Change, and Public Health Linked to Extreme Poverty

Michelle Yeoh to attend Global Citizen NOW summit alongside business and political leaders in the fight against poverty

The nonprofit Global Citizen announced that it will be hosting its NOW summit in New York on May 1 and 2. The summit aims to bring together diverse political, business, and philanthropic leaders to discuss solutions to challenges such as food insecurity, climate change, and public health linked to extreme poverty. Notable attendees include Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg.

In addition to these leaders, the event will also feature actors Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, and Dakota Johnson, as well as representatives from companies such as Cisco, Citi, Delta, and PayPal. Other notable attendees include Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah, Bezos Earth Fund CEO Andrew Steer, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk.

The third edition of Global Citizen NOW will prioritize efforts to combat preventable diseases like malaria, polio, and HPV. Organizers also plan to unveil new initiatives focused on preserving the Amazon Rainforest and increasing investments in Africa through the World Bank. The summit aims to build on the momentum generated by Gen Z and millennial leaders at Global Citizen’s recent international conference in Australia.

Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans emphasized the importance of urgent action to address these issues during a pivotal moment for the world. He highlighted the need for inspiring the next generation of advocates through initiatives like the Global Citizen Prize awards. These awards will recognize five young individuals making exceptional contributions to positive change in the world.

Leave a Reply