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2022 Global Citizen Festival Campaign Across Accra and New York Culminates In $2.4 Billion To End Extreme Poverty

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2022 Global Citizen Festival Campaign Culminates In $2.4 Billion To End Extreme Poverty

Global Citizen is proud to announce the 2022 Global Citizen Festival campaign has culminated in over $2.4 billion in commitments to end extreme poverty NOW.

The six-week campaign concluded with a nine-hour festival across two stages, beginning in Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana, presented by Harith General Partners, and ending in New York City’s Central Park, presented by Citi and Cisco.

The 2022 campaign saw 2 million actions taken by global citizens as part of Global Citizen’s mission to End Extreme Poverty NOW, more than doubling the record previously set by the international advocacy organization.

On the Global Citizen Festival: Accra stage, the governments of Ghana and South Africa announced the African Prosperity Fund, a joint initiative by the governments of Ghana and South Africa, which aims to deploy $1 billion to fund projects for economic inclusion and financial participation across the continent. The fund will focus on projects in the African Continental Free Trade Area, including infrastructure development, financial access for the participation of women and youth, education, healthcare, technology, and sustainability, all for the benefit of Africa’s 1.3 billion people.

Meanwhile, at Global Citizen Festival: NYC, U.S. members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle stood alongside world leaders, philanthropists, and trailblazers from the private sector to make announcements worthy of the 10-year history of the Global Citizen Festival. Over a video message, President Macron announced France will reallocate 30 percent of its Special Drawing Rights to the world’s poorest countries, specifically in Africa, to fight extreme poverty, pandemics, inequalities, and climate change.

The days leading into the 10th anniversary Global Citizen Festival saw major commitments from world leaders, including Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada and President von der Leyen of the European Commission, who respectively committed CAD $1.209 billion and €715 million at the seventh replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. During the Festival, Prime Minister Trudeau and President von der Leyen thanked global citizens for acting.

The following commitments were pledged at the 2022 Global Citizen Festival in Accra, Ghana and New York City:

FOR GIRLS
Investments committed for the future of women and girls include:
Governments

  • Belgium committed €2.6 million to the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All for its second phase in Senegal and Burkina Faso, extending until 2025.
  • Denmark committed $17 million to UNFPA Supplies and $30 million to UNFPA over the next year as part of their broader newly announced three year partnership.
  • The European Commission committed €45 million to UNFPA.
  • Germany, as a champion for global education, committed €10 million to Education Cannot Wait’s efforts to respond to the education needs in Ukraine.
  • Luxembourg committed to renew its partnership with the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program to End Female Genital Mutilation, with a 70 percent increase of its funding based on previous contributions over the next three years, underlining its support for girls and women around the world.
Philanthropic foundations and the private sector
  • Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and Girl Effect announced a $8 million partnership to fight against the gender barriers that limit uptake of HPV and other routine vaccines in Tanzania and Ethiopia.
  • The Global Menstrual Equity Accelerator was launched with the ambition to advance gender equality for girls and women through a partnership ranging from combating stigmas, increasing the availability of period products, raising public awareness and education around menstrual health and safe disposal, and beyond.
  • LEGO Foundation committed $25 million to Education Cannot Wait in support of its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, including a commitment to playful learning opportunities for children affected by emergencies and protracted crises, that are gender-transformative and reach children in all their diversity.
  • The United Nation Population Fund announced a $10.5 million contribution from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to drive improved quality service provision for the advancement of women and girls’ health and well-being.
  • Procter & Gamble committed to advance the Care Agenda by producing and creating advertisements, digital content, and communications messaging that portrays a more equitable division of care work and challenges the gender stereotypes and societal norms that perpetuate the inequity of unpaid care work in the home and societies around the globe.
FOR THE PLANET
Commitments made to defend the planet include:
Governments
  • The Peace Corps committed to launch a new climate initiative to support over 2 million hours of volunteer service in around 50 countries, including up to 1000 volunteers who will work with host country partners to identify and implement actions that contribute to host country climate priorities and national plans.
The private sector
  • Five major corporations signed the United Nations-led Race to Zero campaign to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, including American Eagle Outfitters, Betterfly, Harith General Partners, Juan Valdez Café, and Global Citizen Festival: NYC campaign partner World Wide Technology.
FOR THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS
Pledges made to improve food and nutrition security in response to the global food crisis include:
Governments
  • The Netherlands committed €25 million towards food and nutrition security in 2023, topping up the €425 million budget announced earlier this year for the next five years.
  • Norway committed NOK 100 million towards the African Development Bank’s Africa Emergency Food Production Facility.
  • Slovenia committed €1.23 million to civil society organizations fighting against hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The private sector
  • Citi announced its continued support to No Kid Hungry for the next three years, estimated to be equivalent to the provision of 60 million meals.
FOR GLOBAL HEALTH
Commitments made to eradicate communicable diseases include:
Governments
  • Canada highlighted their CAD $1.209 billion commitment made at the Global Fund replenishment
  • The European Commission highlighted their €715 million contribution to the Global Fund
  • Malta committed €30,000 to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
Philanthropic foundations 
  • Rotary International committed $150 million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative across the next three years.
TO DEFEAT POVERTY
Additional pledges to act in the interests of the world’s most marginalized populations include:
Governments
  • The United Nations in Ghana committed $257 million in funding towards the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework by 2025. This convenes more than 24 United Nations agencies, funds, and programmes with the ambition of reaching all regions in Ghana, responding to the needs of the most vulnerable and seeking to leave no one behind.
  • The United States committed $138 million to support human capital development in the areas of health, education, climate, and peacebuilding and $32.5 million committed to deepening partnerships across West Africa in Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, and Togo.
  • Lithuania announced they would be committing €11 million in funding towards rebuilding infrastructure including schools, homes and a bridge in Ukraine.
Philanthropic foundations and the private sector
  • Dutch Postcode Lottery announced a €1 million contribution to the Legal Empowerment Fund, an initiative of the Fund for Global Human Rights.
  • Ford Foundation announced $30 million towards organizations protecting civic space in the coming year.
  • Google.org committed $1 million to OutRight Action International in support of its work for LGBTIQ communities around the world.

Click here for more detail about the 2022 Global Citizen Festival campaign impact and outcomes.

At the outset of the campaign, Global Citizen called on world leaders, major corporations and philanthropic foundations to End Extreme Poverty NOW and invest $600 million into the future of women and girls; close the annual $10 billion climate financing shortfall; deliver $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis; reallocate IMF Special Drawing Rights to provide urgent relief from debts unjustly crushing economies, and defend advocacy. Though the campaign’s outcomes and commitments represent progress for the most urgent needs facing humanity and the planet, there is still much work to be done ahead of the G20 and COP27 in November.

“Amidst all the doomsday messages we hear today, hope lies in the fact that millions of citizens are rising up to take action, more than any other point in history. 10 years ago, Global Citizen was just an idea – and 10 years from now we’ll see a generation of global citizens running for office, starting companies, and transforming communities. The media is pushing us to the extreme left or to the extreme right, but the solutions lie in the center. Ending extreme poverty is not a partisan issue, and those most in need can not be treated like political pawns. Our job is to not let our leaders forget that. If you are lucky enough to live in a democracy, use your voice!” – Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Citizen
“We have a limited window of opportunity to act decisively to lift millions of people out of poverty, promote inclusiveness and equality, and safeguard the health of our planet. Each one of us has a sacred and moral obligation to bequeath to the next generation a healthy planet, free from poverty, conflict, discrimination, hunger and disease. I call on the youth of the world, especially, and, in particular, the youth of Africa, to play an active role in achieving the SDGs. The world needs your creativity, knowledge, reach and energy to help find innovative solutions to the challenges facing our world.” – H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana
“It’s great to join you for the 10th year of this festival. Thank you for building this movement and making big things happen. Last month, I signed the biggest climate bill in history – the biggest ever: $369 billion to slash emissions by nearly half, improve health, advance justice, build a clean energy economy, and create generations of good paying jobs. And this past week, the Senate ratified historic Kigali amendment to phase down the use of super-polluting hydrofluorocarbons. This is a whole new chapter for America and for the planet. And we have to do a lot more. I pledged $11 billion a year to help poor countries fight climate change. Working with Congress and with your help, we can get this done.” – Joe Biden, President of the United States of America, via video address.
“Global Citizens, I hear you loud and clear! Europe is answering your call. We must put an end to hunger. We need to defeat deadly diseases like AIDS or malaria. We must take care of our girls and women! We must also take care of our planet. I call on all world leaders to step up! And I count on you to drive us forward.” – Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
“Poor countries [are] paying the price for wealthy nations’ errors. So I’m standing here today speaking directly to the leaders of wealthy nations who received billions of dollars from the International Monetary Fund through Special Drawing Rights for COVID-19 relief. Make good on your promise of reallocating some of those funds. Honor your word and provide at the very least the $100 billion promised for adaptation for climate vulnerable countries. I am also here to call on multilateral institutions like the World Bank to act. The only way ahead is a just green energy transition. And my friends, our time is running out.” – Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
Global Citizen Festival: Accra featured performances by Usher, SZA, Stormzy, Gyakie, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, TEMS, and Uncle Waffles, and was hosted by award-winning actor, playwright and activist Danai Gurira. Presenters included Berla Mundi, Joselyn Dumas, Michaela Coel, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Sabrina Dhowre Elba.

Global Citizen Festival: NYC featured performances by Metallica, Charlie Puth, Jonas Brothers, MÅNESKIN, Mariah Carey, Mickey Guyton, and Rosalía and special guest performances by Angélique Kidjo and Billy Porter, and was hosted by actor, producer, author, and Global Citizen Ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Presenters included Amber Ruffin, Antoni Porowski, Bill Nye, Chris Redd,Connie Britton, Folake Olowofoyeku, Jay Shetty, Katie Couric, Katie Holmes, Misty Copeland, Rachel Brosnahan, Scott Evans, Sofia Carson, Tamron Hall, and Van Jones.

Visit www.globalcitizen.org to learn more about the 2022 Global Citizen Festival campaign issues and continue action, and follow @glblctzn on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

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A new study has revealed the most influential members of the England squad for the Qatar World Cup, with Marcus Rashford taking the top spot.

 

The research, conducted by online casino comparison experts KingCasinoBonus.uk, analysed marketing tools and the social media profiles of the England team to determine which England player is the most influential.

 

Marcus Rashford took first place earning up to a whopping £37,950 per sponsored Instagram post. This is thanks to his follower count of almost 13 million and an engagement rate of 3.28%. The Manchester United forward has been praised on social media for his work around providing free school meals for children across the UK, creating a dedicated fanbase ahead of the World Cup.

 

The England captain, Harry Kane, is the second most influential member of the England team. Kane, who boasts 13.3 million followers, can charge up to £36,997 per sponsored Instagram post. Interestingly, Kane has the lowest engagement rate of any member in the England squad at just 0.36%.

 

The third most influential member of the England team is Raheem Sterling. The Chelsea forward can charge up to £27,661 for a single post on social media. Sterling has 10 million followers on Instagram and an engagement rate of 1.27%.

 

Trent Alexander Arnold is the fourth most influential player in the England team, earning £22,308 per sponsored post on social media, whilst Phil Foden is the fifth most influential player, earning £15,565 per Instagram sponsored post.

 

Jack Grealish ranks sixth thanks to his follower count of 5.4 million and an engagement rate of 4.69%. Grealish can charge up to £14,971 per sponsored post on Instagram.

 

Midfielder Conor Gallagher has the highest engagement rate with fans at 18.92% whilst Jude Bellingham receives the most average likes per Instagram post at 481,008 likes.

 

Those who play up front also top the leader board with forwards occupying five of the top ten spots – Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish. Manchester United produces the most influential players with three of the top ten coming from the club – Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire.

 

The most influential players on the England football team

 

RankPlayerInstagram UsernameFollower countPotential Instagram earningsEngagement rateAverage likes per post
1Marcus Rashfordmarcusrashford12,975,093£37,9503.28%422,632
2Harry Kaneharrykane13,306,943£36,9970.36%47,879
3Raheem Sterlingsterling710,030,643£27,6611.27%126,421
4Trent Alexander Arnoldtrentarnold668,148,889£22,3084.19%334,731
5Phil Fodenphilfoden5,765,258£15,5657.17%400,271
6Jack Grealishjackgrealish5,405,916£14,9714.69%251,745
7Mason Mountmasonmount5,215,031£14,5147.17%372,925
8Jordan Hendersonjhenderson5,104,144£14,1722.09%105,905
9Luke Shawlukeshaw234,308,064£11,9784.89%209,536
10Harry Maguireharrymaguire933,889,842£10,3802.58%99,737

 

 

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Emerging pop artist Wentworth has had a controversial entrance to the ARIA awards (Australian music awards) sporting a ‘last supper’ outfit of several cancelled celebrities.

The pop artist walked the carpet with 12 life size models of celebs who have been recently cancelled such as Lea Michele, Kanye, Kevin Spacey, Sia, Armie Hammer and Marilyn Manson, among others.

The models are all wearing biblical robes and are stationed across a long table with the words ‘the last supper’ embroidered across the front.

The outfit has been criticized heavily for glorifying celebrities who have been removed from the spotlight with critics saying that they were removed ‘for a reason’ and should not be publicised in a positive light.

The full list of celebrities includes:

  1. Kevin spacey
  2. Kanye
  3. Ellen
  4. Sia
  5. Will smith
  6. Chrissy Teigen
  7. JK Rowling
  8. Marilyn Manson
  9. Lea Michelle
  10. Armie Hammer
  11. Johnny Depp
  12. Amber Heard

‘It’s simply a commentary on cancel culture’ says Wentworth. ‘I have felt like an outsider my whole entire life. I know what it feels like to be on the outside looking in.’

‘I’m not glorifying cancelled celebrities, I’m just opening a conversation’

‘Cancel culture is so toxic but at the same time it is the consumers and general public who are tearing down these people. I’m simply making a commentary and asking the question “do they deserve a second chance”’

‘I believe in a way that the cancelled celebrities let it happen. You can either be cancelled or you can not let it happen. We have many celebrities who just wont accept it. Jeffree Star, James Charles or Taylor Swift to give some examples’

“Taylor Swift had the greatest comeback from being cancelled in modern popular culture history by using the cancellation and making it into an album and an era.”

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