The Global Poverty Project and Earth Day Network have announced the list of speakers for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day.
The list includes heads of state, Members of Congress, dignitaries, and celebrities from around the world.
Dignitaries scheduled to speak include: Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General; Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group; Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior; Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy; Chris Coons, U.S. Senator; Bob Corker, U.S. Senator; Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator; Earl Blumenauer, U.S. Representative; Judy Chu, US Representative; Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative; Betty McCollum, U.S. Representative; Charles Rangel, U.S. Representative; Gertrude Mutharika, First Lady of Malawi; Voahangy Rajaonarimampianina, Philippe Douste-Blazy, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Chairman of UNITAID; Alexander de Croo, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Development Cooperation, Digital Agenda, Telecom & Post Alexander De Croo; Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands; Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden; Mogens Jensen, Minister for Trade and Development of Denmark; Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany; Børge Brende, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mrs. Lawrencia Laraba-Mallam, Federal Minister of Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Erion Veliaj, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth, Albania; Junaid Ahmad, Senior Director of the World Bank Group Water Global Practice; Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation; Ms. Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of The Global Environment Facility; Mr. Khathutshelo Ramukumba, CEO, National Youth Development Agency, Republic of South Africa; Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme; Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator; Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Prize Laureate and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador; and Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning.
Additional special guests include Ahmad Ashkar, Founder & CEO Hult Prize; Lydia Camarillo, Vice President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Michael Elliott, President and CEO, ONE Campaign; Lucia Grenna, Program Manager Connect4Climate; Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day and Chair of Earth Day Network; Gene Karpinski, President, League of Conservation Voters; Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder Mara Group & Mara Foundation; Patrick Liu, Creative Director, Rovio Entertainment; Bill McDonough, Architect; Gregory Moore, Executive Director, NAACP Voter Fund; John F Stewart, Sustainability Director, Boy Scouts of America; Tom Stricker, Vice President, Toyota North America; and Scott Teare, Secretary General, World Organization of the Scout Movement. The event will also include the following as special guest hosts: will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, as well as Don Cheadle, Erin Heatherton, Freida Pinto, IshaSesay, Tamzin Merchant, Jordan and Eve Hewson, Bonnie Wright, Raphael Sbarge, Julie Gichuru, and YouTube stars Matthew Santoro and Yousef Erakat.
Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will feature performances by No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket, with special guests Common, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, VIXX, and Roy Kim on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, on the National Mall.
These artists and speakers will dedicate their time to educate and inspire fans to take immediate action to end extreme poverty and solve climate change on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Timed to coincide with the spring meetings of the World Bank Group, Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will bring together these influencers to mobilize citizens in the environmental and development movements.
The proud partners for Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day include Caterpillar Inc., Citi, CJ Corporation, Toyota, iHeartMedia, Clear Channel Outdoor, MSNBC, YouTube, Google, Alcantara, and Connect4Climate. Content presented in partnership with the World Bank Group.
For more information about the bands, artists, and event, please visit www.globalcitizen2015earthday.org.