Global Citizen Summit Tackles Extreme Poverty: A Diverse Group of Leaders to Unite in New York

Michelle Yeoh to attend Global Citizen NOW summit alongside business and political leaders in the fight against poverty

The Global Citizen Summit will take place in New York on May 1st and 2nd, bringing together a diverse group of political, business, and philanthropic leaders. Among the notable attendees are Michelle Yeoh, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, and Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. The summit aims to tackle issues related to extreme poverty, such as food insecurity, climate change, and public health.

Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans stressed the urgency of ending extreme poverty and the need for actionable solutions. He emphasized that this is not just an issue for developing countries but also for developed nations to address.

The event will feature discussions led by prominent individuals such as Rockefeller Foundation President Rajiv Shah, Bezos Earth Fund CEO Andrew Steer, and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk. Actors Hugh Jackman, Danai Gurira, Dakota Johnson will also be present. Representatives from companies such as Cisco, Citi, Delta, and PayPal will also be there.

This year’s summit aims to build on the momentum from previous events and inspire the next generation of advocates. It will focus on combating preventable diseases like malaria, polio, and HPV as well as launching initiatives to protect the Amazon Rainforest and increase investments in Africa through the World Bank. The Global Citizen Prize awards will recognize and support young individuals who are working to make a difference in the world.

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