International advocacy organisation Global Citizen announced that Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Sting, and Stormzy will perform at the Global Citizen Prize award ceremony on December 13th, 2019, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Chris Martin and H.E.R. will also perform as special guests. John Legend will also serve as host of the award ceremony, which will celebrate the world’s most inspiring activists who are working to end extreme poverty.
The award ceremony will air on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 7 PM GMT on SKY in the UK.
The Global Citizen Prize will be recognised across five categories – Cisco Youth Leadership Award, Artist, World Leader, Business Leader, and Global Citizen of the Year.
Cisco Youth Leadership Award: Honours an individual aged 18-30 who have contributed meaningfully toward the goal of ending extreme poverty. The award, sponsored by Cisco, includes a $250,000 prize paid to the organisation through which the individual has achieved impact. The finalists for the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award include Luisa Bonin of São Paulo, Brazil; Nashin Mahtani of Jakarta, Indonesia; Alain Nteff of Yaoundé, Cameroon; Priya Prakash of Gurugram, India; and Haroon Yasin of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Public voting on the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award – which will go towards determining the winner – is available to all countries up to and including November 26. To read more about the finalists, cast a vote and potentially be rewarded with a pair of free tickets for the Global Citizen Prize ceremony, visit globalcitizen.org/prize2019.
Artist: Honours a creative individual or group who uses their platform and their work to create change not only through conversation but meaningful impact. The award includes a $150,000 prize paid to the organisation through which the individual has achieved impact.
Business Leader: Honours an individual in the business community who has combined business goals with positive human impact.
World Leader: Honours an individual in the political or advocacy space who has advocated for and implemented policy changes that have actionably improved the lives of those suffering the effects of poverty.
Global Citizen of the Year: Honours an individual who has proven exceptional and sustained impact towards the goal of ending extreme poverty. This individual’s body of work must be extraordinary in its scope.
Proud partners of the Global Citizen Prize include Cisco, Johnson & Johnson, Citi, Live Nation, Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Motsepe Foundation.
The Global Citizen Prize is produced by Global Citizen. The broadcast special is produced by London-based Whizz Kid Entertainment. Katherine Allen and Mark Sidaway serve as Executive Producers. Julia Knowles will direct. Molly McGuiness is the executive producer for Global Citizen.
The Global Citizen Prize is the first major event of Global Citizen’s 2020 campaign, Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. Global Citizen, in partnership with Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, is conducting a year-long campaign to get the world back on track to achieve the United Nations Global Goals by 2030. Working alongside, and in support of the United Nations, this campaign will call on governments, philanthropists, and the private sector to step forward, take responsibility for the goals, and provide the $350 billion needed annually for people and the planet to achieve the Global Goals in the poorest countries.
Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. Global Citizens have mobilised $48.5 billion in commitments and policy announcements from leaders that have impacted the lives of 880 million people living in extreme poverty.
To learn more about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, click here.