On April 18, Global Citizen collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and has broadcasted another one of its epic events – an online global broadcast and digital special called One World: Together at Home.
Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of engaged citizens who are advocated with its mission of ending extreme poverty around the world by 2030. It is well-known for its yearly awe-inspiring music event called Global Citizen Festival, which is being curated by Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin.
According to BBC, the said movement has hosted the online global broadcasting event to celebrate health workers, to support the WHO’s melee against COVID-19. and to ultimately encourage people to take action and be empathetic to those who are and have been extremely affected by its outbreak.
A gathering of the world’s music and political greats
Curated by Lady Gaga and hosted by the trio of late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert, reports say that the event was undoubtedly the largest virtual gathering of major recording artists coming from around the globe.
The broadcast lasted for a total duration of eight hours. and featured performances and conversations from over 70 artists, health experts, and world leaders. It also featured communities affected by the pandemic.
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Impact of staying ‘Together at Home’
With artists investing their talents even from their own homes in simpler get-ups, the event still proved to be a great success touching the hearts of many and encouraging them to take on the pledge of staying home to help contain the outbreak and to join the global advocacy of the organization.
As announced by its curator the following day, it has rallied a growing fund of $300 million (AUD) in donations. The said totality of which will be forwarded to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organization.
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A true love letter to the world
Without a doubt, ‘Together at Home’ is many things turned into one. Some may see it in differing perspectives, and some may critically look beyond its stated agenda. But, in a nutshell, it is safe to say that it was a convergence of characters who nobody thought could possibly work together towards attaining one specific goal. It is a masterpiece created to reach our hearts and souls – a true love letter to the world.
Featured image courtesy of Global Citizen/YouTube Screenshot.