Global Citizen NOW summit featuring Michelle Yeoh uniting business and political leaders to combat poverty


Global Citizen NOW summit featuring Michelle Yeoh uniting business and political leaders to combat poverty

Celebrities like Michelle Yeoh, Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, and Dakota Johnson are set to attend a May event focused on finding solutions for food insecurity and climate change. Alongside them, political, business, and philanthropic leaders including Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg will gather in New York on May 1st and 2nd for the Global Citizen NOW summit.

This summit aims to bring together influential decision makers and popular culture figures to create a global agenda for urgent action. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans stressed the importance of addressing issues related to extreme poverty, such as food insecurity, climate change, and public health. The event will feature actors like Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, Dakota Johnson, and leaders from companies like Cisco, Citi, Delta, and PayPal.

Global Citizen NOW will prioritize defeating preventable diseases like malaria, polio, and HPV, while also introducing new initiatives to protect the Amazon Rainforest and increase investments in Africa through the World Bank. The summit in New York will also build on the success of a recent conference in Australia, particularly among Gen Z and millennial leaders. Global Citizen hopes to inspire the next generation of advocates through its Global Citizen Prize awards, highlighting and supporting five young individuals making a significant impact on the world.

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