Global Citizen Raises USD $1 Billion for Poverty

On 2 December, 2018 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South, South Africa the Global Citizen brought together its largest contingency of heads of state, dignitaries, a group of the world’s most talented artists and influencers, and thousands of global citizens to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela.  Nelson Mandela is the worlds most recognized as the best global leader, who’s legacy standstill today.

 

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

 

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 set a historic stage for not only donor countries but also for African countries standing up for his hope for the future, making sure that Africa was standing up and getting its voice heard.

 

Global Citizen surpassed its goal for commitments of USD $1 billion by seven times, with commitments from the World Bank, Vodacom, PEPFAR, Cisco, the government of South Africa and not to mention co-hosts of Mandela 100, the Motsepe Foundation. These donations alone added $5.4 billion on top of projected new commitments.

 

 watch the full GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL, FNB STADIUM: 02 DEC 2018 here

 

News Reporter