Sep 27, 2021
By Christine Ross
The donations have been counted from Global Citizen Live, this weekend’s 24-hour concert in New York’s Central Park that featured performances by some of the biggest names in music.
Stevie Wonder, Elton John and dozens of other stars, raised 1.1 billion in commitments and pledges over the weekend to fight extreme poverty.
Broadcasting from sites on six continents, including New York… and in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Global Citizen also secured pledges for millions of COVID vaccine doses for developing countries and corporate pledges to plant 157 million trees around the world.
Vaccine pledges followed numerous pleas including from Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, onstage at Central Park on Saturday.