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Global Citizen Festival’s #2022 Campaign to End Extreme Poverty Reaches $2.4 Billion

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The world’s largest movement of doers and makers now dedicated to ending extreme poverty, Global Citizen, said its 2022 Global Citizen Festival campaign resulted in more than $2.4 billion in pledges. to end extreme poverty.

The six-week campaign culminated in a nine-hour two-stage festival, beginning at Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners, and ending at Central Park in New York, presented by Citi and Cisco.

The 2022 campaign saw two million actions taken by global citizens as part of Global Citizen’s mission to end extreme poverty now, more than double the record previously set by the international organization defense of rights.

The global body, in a statement released recently, said that several governments and organizations have made these commitments not only to eradicate extreme poverty, but also to help empower girls, defend the planet, promote health, protect the civic space and alleviate the global food crisis.

On stage at the Global Citizen Festival: Accra, the governments of Ghana and South Africa announced the African Prosperity Fund, a joint initiative of the governments of Ghana and South Africa, which aims to deploy $1 billion dollars to fund economic inclusion and financial participation projects across the continent. The fund will focus on projects in the African Continental Free Trade Area, including infrastructure development, financial access for women and youth participation, education, healthcare, technology and sustainability, all for the benefit of Africa’s 1.3 billion people.

Meanwhile, at Global Citizen Festival: NYC, members of the US Congress from both sides of the political aisle stood alongside world leaders, philanthropists and private sector pioneers to make announcements worthy of 10 years of history of the Global Citizen Festival. During a video message, President Macron announced that France would reallocate 30% of its special drawing rights to the world’s poorest countries, particularly in Africa, to fight against extreme poverty, pandemics, inequality and climate change.

The days leading up to the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival saw major commitments from world leaders, including Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and President von der Leyen of the European Commission, who respectively pledged $1.209 billion. Canadians and 715 million euros in the seventh replenishment of the Global Citizen. Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. During the Festival, Prime Minister Trudeau and President von der Leyen thanked the citizens of the world for taking action.

The following pledges were made during the Global Citizen Festival 2022 in Accra, Ghana and New York.

Among the investments committed for the future of women and girls, several governments, including Belgium, have committed €2.6 million to the ILO’s Global Flagship Program on Building Social Protection Floors for All for its second phase in Senegal and Burkina Faso, extending until 2025; Denmark has pledged $17 million to UNFPA Supplies and $30 million to UNFPA over the next year as part of their recently announced three-year expanded partnership, while the European Commission has committed 45 million euros to UNFPA.

In addition, Germany, as a champion of global education, has committed €10 million to Education Cannot Wait efforts to meet educational needs in Ukraine, while Luxembourg has pledged to renew its partnership with the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program to End Female Genital Mutilation, with a 70% increase in its funding based on previous contributions over the next three years, highlighting its support for girls and women around the world .

That’s when Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Girl Effect announced an $8 million partnership to address gender barriers that limit the use of HPV and other routine vaccines in Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The Global Menstrual Equity Accelerator was launched with the ambition to advance gender equality for girls and women through partnership ranging from fighting stigma, increasing availability of menstrual products, raising awareness and educating the public about menstrual health and safe elimination, and beyond.

For the Planet, commitments to defend the planet include: The Peace Corps has committed to launch a new climate initiative to support more than 2 million hours of volunteer service in approximately 50 countries, including up to 1,000 volunteers who will work with host country partners to identify and implement actions that contribute to host country climate priorities and national plans.

Five major companies have signed on to the UN-led Race to Zero campaign to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, including American Eagle Outfitters, Betterfly, Harith General Partners, Juan Valdez Café and Global Citizen Festival: Campaign Partner NYC World Wide Technology.

For the global food crisis, pledges made to improve food and nutrition security in response to the global food crisis include: the next five years.

Norway has pledged NOK 100 million to the African Development Bank’s Africa Emergency Food Production Fund. Slovenia has committed €1.23 million to civil society organizations fighting hunger in sub-Saharan Africa.

The private sector, Citi, has announced its continued support of No Kid Hungry for the next three years, estimated to be the equivalent of supplying 60 million meals.

For global health, Canada highlighted its commitment of C$1.209 billion made during the Global Fund replenishment. The European Commission highlighted its contribution of €715 million to the Global Fund. Malta has pledged €30,000 to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Philanthropic foundations. And Rotary International has pledged $150 million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative over the next three years.

To overcome poverty, other pledges to act on behalf of the world’s most marginalized people include: The United Nations in Ghana has committed $257 million in funding for the implementation of the United Nations Cooperation Framework United Nations for Sustainable Development by 2025. This brings together over 24 UN agencies, funds and programs with the ambition to reach all parts of Ghana, meet the needs of the most vulnerable and leave no one behind. next to. The United States has committed $138 million to support human capital development in health, education, climate, and peacebuilding and $32.5 million to deepen partnerships in West Africa in Ghana, Benin, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Togo. Just like Lithuania announced that it would commit 11 million euros in funding for the reconstruction of infrastructure, including schools, houses and a bridge in Ukraine.

Global Citizen Festival: Accra featured performances by Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, TEMS and Uncle Waffles, and was hosted by award-winning actor, playwright and activist Danai Gurira. Presenters included Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha and Sabrina Dhowre Elba.

Global Citizen Festival: NYC featured performances by Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton and Rosalía and special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter, and was hosted by actor, producer , author and Global Citizen Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Presenters included Amber Ruffin, Antoni Porowski, Bill Nye, Chris Redd, Connie Britton, Folake Olowofoyeku, Jay Shetty, Katie Couric, Katie Holmes, Misty Copeland, Rachel Brosnahan, Scott Evans, Sofia Carson, Tamron Hall and Van Jones.