We are delighted to announce that our Charity Partner for the 6th Asian Awards will be Global Citizen.
What is Global Citizen
Global Citizen is the world’s largest digital community working to end extreme poverty - a platform of stories, ideas and actions that inspire and create social change for the world’s poorest people.
The Global Citizen platform brings everything you need to know about what’s happening in the world into one place. It allows millions of people to learn more about today’s biggest issues, and take meaningful, timely actions to bring about change.
Our platform is designed to educate and inspire a new generation of global citizens - to unite and amplify our collective voice to influence the global decision making process.
The Global Citizen Festival
United, we come together at major public events to leverage and deliver incredible government and private sector commitments that will realise our vision of a world without extreme poverty. Events like The Global Citizen Festival which is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly (UNGA) each year in September. The Festival brings together world leaders, politicians, celebrities and iconic music artists with a crowd of 60,000 people on the Great Lawn in Central Park.
Global Citizen empowers people to use their online actions to make a real difference. From emails to world leaders, to petitions, to tweets and phone calls, global citizens take action on time sensitive issues to shape decisions that will affect the world's poorest. In 2015 alone, global citizens around the world took over 2 million campaign actions, which are set to affect the lives of 210 million people for the better... and the results:
- Clean toilets for 30 million people and clean drinking water for 50 million people from the Dutch government;
- $1.3m donation from clothing store H&M for sanitation programs in India to affect lives of 45,000 people;
- An extra 500 million euros from the European Commission to assist the facilitation of refugees;
- $1 billion USD from the UK Government toward vaccines, making sure every child is reached with life-saving vaccines to stop preventable child deaths.
That’s the direct impact of the global citizen movement. And we are just getting started...
Global Citizen is not just another charity - we are a unique platform to unite and amplify our collective voice, working together engage a new generation of global citizens who take action on issues that perpetuate extreme poverty and win.
We do not physically build schools or run programs on the ground, but instead work to influence decisions and build capacities of governments to build sustainable communities without extreme poverty. We believe to shift decisions, behaviours and practices, you need a movement of people - that is what Global Citizen is here to do.
Sign up at GlobalCitizen.org.