Channel Nine to screen Global Citizen’s star-studded concert
Australians can also stream the two-hour event through global platforms including Apple, Twitch, Twitter, TIDAL. Yahoo!, and YouTube.
Hosted by Dwayne Johnson, it features performances from Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, J Balvin, Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber and Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Usher and Yemi Alade.
Also making appearances are Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi and Salma Hayek Pinault.
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Organisers say, “Access to quality health care is an essential part of equity and ending injustice, ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the tools they need to be healthy.
“The Global Goal: Unite for Our Future campaign aims to help ensure that tests, vaccines, and treatments against COVID-19 reach all communities equally, including those living in extreme poverty and people of colour, who have been disproportionately impacted by the disease.”
The Concert follows an hour-long Summit which will feature panel discussions and interviews with experts and thought-leaders on how to help develop equitable distribution of COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines, as well as rebuild communities devastated by the pandemic.
The Summit, screened on 9Now from 9am AEST will also be asking political and business leaders to pledge billions of dollars to achieve the goal.
“Global Citizens around the world are calling for systemic change, change that brings about justice for everyone, everywhere, regardless of where they were born or the colour of their skin,” said Aussie-born Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen.
“If we are to end COVID-19 for all, we need our world leaders to commit the billions of dollars needed to equitably deliver testing, treatments, and vaccines.”
Evans added the Concert will “bring the centuries-old concept of music as a motivator for change and unity, together with science and data, to honor the problem solvers — including doctors, scientists, lab workers, essential workers, and human rights advocates — who are racing to not only create the cure for COVID-19, but also to ensure that it’s available for everyone who needs it.”