Global Citizen and the European Commission (EC) rallied Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Coldplay and more artists, philanthropists and world leaders for Global Goal: Unite for Our Future, a campaign designed to coordinate the development of COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
On April 18, Global Citizen co-hosted One World: Together at Home with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise money and awareness for the UN Foundation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. Gaga's curated virtual charity concert featured all-star performers Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Keith Urban, Maluma, Jennifer Lopez and many more, which eventually lead to One World breaking not one, but two Guinness World Records yesterday (May 27) -- one for the most musical acts to perform at a remote music festival and another for the most money raised for charity by a remote music festival, totaling $127.9 million.
This time around, global leaders from 15 countries will join the musicians on June 27 for an international pledging summit, where governments, corporate leaders and philanthropists can commit to combatting coronavirus by distributing much-needed tools and treatments. Global Citizen CEO and co-founder Hugh Evans teased the summit to Billboard before officially making the announcement today (May 28), citing the music industry as a powerhouse of influence to rally fans and leaders alike for Global Citizen's next big mission.