The festival was held on Saturday Global Citizen LiveAnd A 24-hour concert featuring performances by artists Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Elton John Y BTS, Among dozens of other stars. He also joined Lally Esposito and sang from Buenos Aires. The organization stated that more than $1.1 billion In commitments and promises to fight extreme poverty.
Broadcasting from cities on five continents, including Central Park in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Global Citizen also confirmed France’s commitment to awarding the prize. 60 million vaccines against Covid-19 For developing countries, companies promise to plant 157 million trees in the world.
In turn, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, who spoke from the stage in Central Park on Saturday afternoon, pledged to help. “This year the world is expected to produce Sufficient doses to achieve the goal To vaccinate 70% of the population of all countries”, said the Duchess of Sussex, who was praised by the public. “But it is a mistake that most of the vaccine supply has gone to only 10 rich countries so far, and no one else.” The US government promised to give $295 million in humanitarian aid to meet the needs of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Hugh Evans, The CEO of Global Citizen told the Associated Press that the event was necessary because the coronavirus wiped out decades of progress, leading to 150 million people are in poverty Intense This year, 41 million people in Africa are at risk of starvation. Evans said climate change is another global issue that threatens to push more people into extreme poverty.
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Elton John appeared in the French capital. Alone on the piano, dressed in a green suit and the Eiffel Tower in the background, move with “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song”, “Rocket Man” or the duet “After All” with Charlie Puth (cut from the next album) with Human Messages.
The 74-year-old artist, who is due to undergo hip surgery and is currently on tour on the topic, asked that no one be left behind in this period of the health crisis, and called for “fair access” to vaccines around the world.
Lally Esposito at Global Citizen 2021 in Buenos Aires
The singer joined the initiative from Buenos Aires, performing in the heights with six dancers who accompanied her in some of her songs such as “Boomerang” and “La Ligera”. “All I have is mine from scratch… I was born smart but without money. To earn the whole world on my own…”, Lally Esposito wrote on her Instagram account.
And he added: “What an honor to be a part From this global event, which represents my country! Proud to be Argentine. Proud of my team and my people! Thanks”.
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