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Global Citizen

Since 2009, Global Citizen has leveraged the power of governments, artists, corporations, NGO partners, and civil society with one common goal: to end extreme poverty. The organisation focuses their campaigning on the key SDGs that they believe will have the greatest impact on people who are living in extreme poverty. These are Health, Education, Food & Hunger, Water & Sanitation, Environment and Gender Equality.

Through the Global Citizen platform, engaged citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

To date, Global Citizens have taken over 24.8 million actions which, when combined with high-level advocacy work, have resulted in over 100 commitments made by governments, multilateral institutions and corporations.

These commitments are worth $48.4 billion. Of this total, $22 billion has already been disbursed, affecting 880 million lives, with another $26.4 billion set to be released in the upcoming years.

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Solar power is a renewable energy source. An increase in solar power can see a pivot from coal-fired power, a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, including goal 7 for affordable and clean energy and goal 13 for climate action. The Global Goals specifically call on all nations to invest in sustainability and renewable power.
COVID-19 testing in Africa has so far been limited to larger cities because of how the tests are conducted, which means that it is far more difficult to test those in remote and rural areas where there are higher rates of poverty. The United Nations’ Global Goal 3 promotes good health and well-being for all, and this can only be achieved if all people in all places have access to health care and virus testing.
Women and girls are the most socially and economically vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the majority of countries worldwide are not taking the steps to protect them, according to a new report. UN Women and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released data on Monday that found only 1 in 8 countries have measures in place to shield women and girls from these effects. This article links to SDGs 3 and 5.
To mark Earth Day 2020, Global Citizen spoke with seven youth climate activists who shared their hopes for a future in which we take bold climate action. This article contributes to SDGs 1, 7, 13, 14 and 15.
Contributing to SDG 13, this article explores alternative ways to mark Earth Day that do not undermine efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Linked to SDGs 1 and 3, this articles examines how the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic could push 40 to 60 million people into extreme poverty, the first increase in global poverty since 1998.
"Before the lockdown, the lessons were the only time of day many of the women left the house." Advancing SDGs 1, 3 and 5, this article looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the women in Iraq supported by NGO Women for Women International.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 7 and 13, this article explores the serious threat posed by climate change to global public health.
Advancing SDGs 4 and 5, this article discusses how stereotypical assumptions about boys’ reading skills affect students’ reading outcomes.

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