• Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Global Citizen NOW Summit: A Symposium on Food Insecurity, Climate Change, and Public Health in Extreme Poverty

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Michelle Yeoh to collaborate with prominent business and political figures at Global Citizen NOW summit to combat poverty.

On May 1 and 2, the nonprofit Global Citizen will gather a diverse group of leaders from the political, business, and philanthropic sectors in New York. Among them are Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. The goal of the Global Citizen NOW summit is to address issues of food insecurity, climate change, and public health associated with extreme poverty.

In addition to these leaders, actors Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, and Dakota Johnson will participate in the summit. Representatives from companies such as Cisco, Citi, Delta, and PayPal will also be present. The event will feature figures like Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah, Bezos Earth Fund CEO Andrew Steer, and Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Danai Gurira expressed her commitment to amplifying underrepresented voices and addressing the severe inequities facing Africa. The focus of the summit will be on defeating preventable diseases like malaria, polio, and HPV as well as announcing new initiatives to preserve the Amazon Rainforest and increase investments in Africa through the World Bank.

The organization also aims to inspire and support the next generation of advocates through the Global Citizen Prize awards. These awards highlight young people making extraordinary efforts to change the world by providing financial assistance for their projects. The Associated Press coverage of philanthropy and nonprofits is supported by a collaboration with The Conversation US funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., with more information on AP’s philanthropy coverage available at https://apnews.com/hub/philanthropy

By Samantha Jones

As a content writer at newsnnk.com, I weave words into captivating stories that inform and engage our readers. With a passion for storytelling and an eye for detail, I strive to deliver high-quality and engaging content that resonates with our audience. From breaking news to thought-provoking features, I am dedicated to providing informative and compelling articles that keep our readers informed and entertained. Join me on this journey as we explore the world through the power of words.

Leave a Reply