LIFE – Dubai To Host World’s Biggest Humanitarian Event In September 2020

DAVOS  – The UAE announced that it will co-host the world’s biggest humanitarian event on 26th September 2020. Dubai will host one of ten simultaneous live events organized by Global Citizen, the international organization that aims to build a movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.

The news was announced as part of the UAE delegation’s participation in the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos. The country was announced as one of the ten nations to host Global Citizen’s international “Global Goal Live” event.

The “Global Goal Live” event will bring some of the world’s biggest celebrities together to perform around the world to raise the profile and global effort to eradicate poverty, and is expected to draw more than 1.5 billion viewers. This year’s Global Citizen show runs under the slogan “The Possible Dream”, and will be broadcasted live across streaming and television platforms for ten consecutive hours.

Commenting on the announcement, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, said, “Hosting the ‘Global Goal Live’ event this September reflects the UAE’s humanitarian efforts to eradicate worldwide poverty”.

“It is also a manifesto of the UAE leadership’s vision to contribute towards the betterment of humanity, a vision cultivated by the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed and one that President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, continue to build upon”, he added.

The Minister went on the say, “With Dubai being selected to host the ‘Global Goal Live’ event, the biggest worldwide humanitarian event and one that will bring together thousands of engaging and impactful global citizens for a noble cause, is  a testament to the UAE’s history of advocating for humanitarian work on regional and global levels.

“Humanitarian and developmental work is at the core of the UAE’s policies, which is manifested tangibly through the establishment of hundreds of institutions and initiatives dedicated to humanitarian work. Since its foundation, the UAE has become the heartbeat of global humanitarian causes and has dedicating its efforts and resources to make the world a better place by empowering communities and overcoming obstacles that hinder sustainable development”.

“The slogan of ‘Global Goal Live’ – ‘The Possible Dream’ chimes with the slogan of the UAE Nation Brand: ‘Make it Happen’. Both slogans reinforce the notion that any dream can be achieved with hard work and perseverance. Both slogans represent the UAE’s remarkable narrative: a nation built on ambition and dreams, which can build a new reality that the world can look to for inspiration,” he continued.

The ‘Global Goal Live’ event, organised by Global Citizen, is the biggest humanitarian event worldwide. It brings people together to tackle extreme poverty. It aims to achieve this through campaigns which mobilise everyday citizens, corporations, governments, and philanthropists to reprioritise their efforts to end extreme poverty and ensure the realisation of the Global Goals.

New York-headquartered Global Citizen, is a movement of engaged citizens whose mission is to build a movement of 100 million action-taking global citizens to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Through its mix of content and events, grassroots organising, and its action platform, the organisation is building a movement to end poverty. The movement – which has offices in Canada, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom – organises massive global campaigns to amplify the actions of global citizens from around the world.

Co-founded by Hugh Evans, Simon Moss, Wei Soo in 2008, the Global Citizen platform was co-founded with Ryan Gall and Riot House in 2012.

Since 2011, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over 24 million actions to call world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030. To date, the actions by its global community along with its high-level advocacy efforts and with its partners, have resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders, valued at over US$48 billion that have impacted more than 880 million, according to the Global Citizen website.


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Jill Biden Will Meet Ukrainian Refugees In Romania, Slovakia On Mother’s Day

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Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ella Ling/BPI/Shutterstock (10536827cl) Naomi Osaka of Japan in action Australian Open Tennis, Day Five, Melbourne Park, Australia – 24 Jan 2020

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