By Gavin Gibbon
Global Goal Live on September 26 expected to attract an audience of over 1.5 billion viewers
Dubai has been chosen to co-host the biggest humanitarian event in the world this year.
The emirate will host one of ten simultaneous live events organised by Global Citizen, the international organisation striving to end extreme poverty by 2030.
The Global Goal Live event, run under the slogan ‘The Possible Dream’, will be held on September 26 for ten hours across ten cities. It will bring together some of the world’s leading celebrities and attract a global audience of more than 1.5 billion viewers.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, said: “Since its foundation, the UAE has become the heartbeat of global humanitarian causes and has dedicated its efforts and resources to make the world a better place by empowering communities and overcoming obstacles that hinder sustainable development.”
The news was announced as part of the UAE delegation’s participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020 in Davos, Switzerland, where they were taking part in the “Reimagining the World’s Biggest Challenges” panel, organised by Global Citizen.
Since 2011, millions of Global Citizens around the world have taken over 24 million actions to call world leaders to end extreme poverty by 2030.
To date, the actions by its global community, along with its high-level advocacy efforts and with its partners, have resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders, valued at over $48bn that have impacted more than 880m people, according to the Global Citizen website.