Global Citizen’s One World: Together at Home special in mid-April wasn’t the last of its COVID-19-era all-star shows. The organization announced Sunday night that a new special — Global Goal: United for Our Future — The Concert, is all set to go out globally.
The concert will air on Saturday, June 27, on multiple networks and platforms worldwide including NBC, MTV, Twitter and YouTube. Other broadcasters set to air the concert include ARD, Canal+ Group, RTVE in Europe, Bell Media, CBC, Citytv and Global TV in Canada, iHeartMedia in the U.S., Grupo Globo in Brazil, MultiChoice Group and SABC in Africa, Fuji TV and Star India in Asia, and Channel Nine in Australia.
Additional broadcasters include BARÇA TV, Bloomberg Television, Fundación Azteca, Mediacorp, MSNBC, SiriusXM, Sony Channel Latin America and Turner Latin America. The concert will also be streamed on Apple, Brut, Roku, Insight TV, TIDAL, Twitch and Yahoo.
Global Goal: United for Our Future — The Concert, which will follow a summit full of panel discussions and interviews, will feature 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. The concert will also include appearances from Antoni Porowski, Billy Porter, Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, David Beckham, NAACP president Derrick Johnson, Diane Kruger, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Jackman, Ken Jeong, Kerry Washington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olivia Colman, Opal Tometi, Salma Hayek Pinault and more.
Dwayne Johnson will host this prime-time telecast, which is not a telethon but aims to “combat the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities” and urge governments around the world to make testing and future vaccines available for the less advantaged.
“I’m proud to join Global Citizen and the European Commission to host the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert. The event aims to lift up the global community that is tackling equitable access to healthcare and other enormous injustices facing our world. This critical moment in history requires all of us — so let’s join together to chart a better future, for everyone,” said Johnson.
“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 color of their skin. 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,” Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans said in a statement.
“Global Goal: Unite for Our Future—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,” Evans added.
The concert follows Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Summit, which will be streamed on social media platforms and can be accessed at globalgoalunite.org. That event will feature world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists announcing commitments to help develop the equitable distribution of COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines and to rebuild communities devastated by the pandemic. The summit will also feature panel discussions and interviews with experts and thought leaders moderated by journalists Katie Couric, Mallika Kapur, Morgan Radford, Isha Sesay, and Keir Simmons.
Others set to participate in the summit, which will highlight scientific reports on the progress being made toward therapeutic ways to treat COVID-19 as well as vaccine development and distribution, include Angelique Kidjo, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Melinda Gates, Dr. Vin Gupta, UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Eddie Ndopu, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander.
Both events are a continuation of the Global Goal: Unite for our Future campaign, which launched last month and is focused on addressing the pandemic’s impact on vulnerable communities and urges individuals, leaders, governments, and corporations to commit to the fair distribution of COVID-19 tools and treatments.
For more details, please visit globalcitizen.org.