EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT DIRECTOR YASMINE SHERIF JOINS PRINCE HARRY & MEGAN, THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, ARTISTS, CELEBRITIES AND LEADING ADVOCATES ONSTAGE FOR GLOBAL CITIZEN LIVE ON 25 SEPT!
Tune in live for the September 25 concert to ‘Move the World, One Action at a Time’ with headliners Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo Meek Mill, Shawn Mendes, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste, Lang Lang and more!
23 September 2021, New York – Education Cannot Wait Director Yasmine Sherif will join artists, celebrities, and leading advocates for positive change onstage for Global Citizen Live, Saturday September 25 on the Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park.
Tune in live for the concert to “Defend the Planet and Defeat Poverty,” which will be broadcast for 24 hours across six continents. The New York concert begins at 4pm EDT.
Sherif will appear onstage in Central Park to thank donors and to call for expanded funding for ECW to support the millions of crisis-affected children and adolescents worldwide who are being denied their human right to an education.
“To date, ECW – the UN global fund for education in emergencies – has helped over 4.6 million vulnerable girls and boys to access inclusive, quality education in 38 of the world’s toughest humanitarian contexts. ECW’s COVID-19 education in emergency response also helped an additional 29.2 million vulnerable girls and boys and 310,000 teachers caught in emergency settings. Yet there is so much more to be done, and we call on public and private donors to urgently provide funding for Education Cannot Wait so we can ensure that no child is left behind,” said Sherif.
Prince Harry and Meghan will join the 24-hour global broadcast event live from the Great Lawn in New York City’s Central Park, to continue their urgent work with world leaders in the pursuit of global vaccine equity to end the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone, everywhere.
Headliners at Global Citizen Live include Coldplay, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo Meek Mill and Shawn Mendes, with special guests Alessia Cara, Burna Boy, Cyndi Lauper, Jon Batiste and Lang Lang.
Also appearing as part of the global broadcast event are United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Executive Director of the World Food Programme David Beasley, Vivek Maru CEO of Namati, Rotary President-elect Jennifer Jones, SDG Champion and Advocate Eddie Ndopu, President of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker, President of the Paris Peace Forum Steering Committee Trisha Shetty, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., U.N. Next Generation fellow Valeria Colunga, advocate Eunice Akoth and more.