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it is a beautiful day to be a global citizen to celebrate the great work that's being done to fight extreme poverty and hear from some of the biggest names in music. welcome to the 2017 global citizen festival. i am joy reed. >> i'm chris haze. over the next seven hours we'll be bringing you performances by green day,el chain smokers and more. theen there's stevey. >> yes. but today's festival is not just about the acts. it's also about the actions and the fans. they are want just spectators. they are engaged citizens who are taking part in the effort to eradicate extreme poverty by the year 2030. global citizen has mobilized millions across the world to compel their leaders to take part in this urgent call to action. >> it can be as simple as e-mails or tweets or phone calls, but the impact has been profound. nearly 13 million actions have been taken resulting in $30 billion worth of prejudiced commitments. this year the activism is
centered on key issues including women's economic kpourment, food and security, water and sanitation and the fight against hiv aides and others. >> so what do we know about this army of so-called global citizens and what did they do to get here? our very own savannah sellers host of the hit snapchat show is hanging out with these foot soldiers here today. >> that's right i'm out here with global sit sfwlens who have taken all times of actions to get here today. the gates just opened up. it's already filling up. i just met nancy here. and nancy took some incredible actions. tell me what you to to get your tickets here. >> so as a global citizen we did various actions. we tweeted and called politicians and senators and we alternatives signed lots of petitions about various global events going on like sanitation, girls education, et cetera, poverty also. >> and that's how you got here today. it's not about buying a ticket to this event. it's about taking those actions
to chip away -- >> absolutely. >> thank you so much, you guys. back to you. we'll be checking in all night. >> jacob sober off is backstage where last minute preparations are under way. how does this look back there? >> it's pretty amazing back here. then over like you said the next seven hours i want to show you what they're going to see once they come out here. this is the stage at the global citizen festival. there is mark cuban right there as a matter of fact. this is the beginning of what 60,000 people in central park looks like. mark, want to grab you. cal, come heerm. we're live on msnbc. what brought you out here today? >> i mean, we're fortunate to be where we are and anytime you can do something to help the rest of the world, create social awareness and have an impact, you've got to do it. >> that's a very lofty goal. is it possible? >> you don't know until you try, right. no goal is complete without that first step and global citizen has been taking such amazing actions just to be part of it and help push the ball forward,
it's fun, it's exciting. >> thank you very much. we'll see more from mark in a little bit. cal, you and i were talking a little bit earlier. you've been on the outside of politics, on the outside of it why is what's going on at the festival now more important than ever before. >> i think it involves the basis of it is asking people to do work themselves, right. it's not calling on somebody else to do go s. we're not telling other people what they should do. that's part of the advocacy. these folks are all leading by example and that's pretty tremendous especially in the last year of american politics. >> like all these people. all right. we'll see more from you later as well. come on this way. right out there is joy and chris i'm going to throw it back across all these people. >> all right. we want you to be inspired to take action. what will you do to help end extreme poverty? tweet at msnbc with the hashtag gc fest. we'll put some of them up on the screen all afternoon and evening. >> all right. we want to welcome now hugh evans, the founder and ceo of global citizen.
thank you for being here. >> thank you, joy. thank you, chris. >> so explain to people that are just checking this out for the first time, how would you describe what zbloeb alcitizen is and does. >> it has this big dream that by 2030 we're going to end extreme poverty. the only way we're going to achieve that is through building a movement of tense of millions of citizens all around the world who call on world leaders to make not just tense of millions of dollars but multibillion dollar commitments. and thanks to the movement of global citizens here today and the last six years they've already secured over $30 billion in new commitments that will affect the lives of close to a billion people by 20/20. so this is the momentum is well and truly behind this movement and other goal is to keep that momentum to ensure that the united nation's sustainable dwopt goals are a reality. >> so a little birdie tells me a night you spent in manila has
some resonance for why you did this work. >> when i was 12 years old i started fund-raising. i was born in australia and i was enthusiastic. when i was 14 world vision sent me to the philippines to see their work firsthand and there was one night that changed my life forever. we were taken on to a slum this whole community built over a rub beneficiary dumpment the children run after the garbage trucks every single day and that night i was placed in the care of a kid my own age. and when it came time to go to sleep that night we literally lay down on this concrete slab with myself, sunny boy and his whole family with the smell of rub beneficiary all around us and cockroaches crawling over us and i just lay that night thinking to myself it's pure chance that i was born here and he was born there. our roles could have very easily been reversed in life and so i made a resolution to myself that night, i said i'm going to commit my life to this. so i went to live in india the next year and i decided from
that point on this is going to be my life's mission. >> when you say these commitments, you do this here during the week. then you have the world leaders in town at the u.n. general assembly. give me an example of those commitments of the what do those mean? >> let me give you one example. this is one i'm really excited about tonight. so over the last couple months i've been working with rihanna to try to transform global education. 264 million kids are currently out of school. so a couple of months ago with rihanna we started tweeting with global citizens at mack ron encouraging him to mack a big commitment for global education. he said okay come and meet with me. so a few months ago we went with her manager and we sat down with the president and we said auto so you're going to respond to our call. he said i will and tonight at this fest i feel he's going to make a houj announcement that's going to blow everyone away. >> we'll be checking in throughout the day. coming up, john mel lesson camp
be an amazing celebration of global activism and artry. >> the legendary john mellencamp has been entertaining crowds for decades. he also uses his music for the greater good. >> he is one of the founding members of farm aid, an annual concert that much like global citizen creates a platform for change. its cause, raising money for family farmers since 1985. he sat down with "morning joe's" own joe scarborough to discuss the vision behind farm aid and the current state of u.s.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i see target. >> right. >> talk about the song. what ip spider you specifically? >> i've been writing about race relationships in this country since the beginning of my career. originally when i wrote that song called jack and diane, jack was black in the song but i ended up changing it at the end. so it's something that, you know, i grew up singing in a soul band with half the guys white and half the guys african-american. and this was in the 60s. it taught me very early, you know. it was like wow, black people
really do have a more difficult life than i do. >> so black lives matter, who we trying to kid? they're just easy targets, never mattered, never did. ♪ crosses burning, such a long time ago ♪ 400 years and we still won't let it go ♪ so let it be damned easy targets too. we're all created equal, equally me and you ♪ >> who inspired you to really get involved and help launch farm aid? >> well, farm aid was, you know, like anything else was a total my introduction to willy was a total, you know, accident. a friend of mine actually was
playing golf with willie and he said have you heard mellencamp's new record? and he said no. he goes, it's about the small american farmer and there's a bunch of songs on there about that. and i mean, within five minutes i answered the phone and it was like, hey, it's lil lee nelson. do you want to help me do farm aid and a day later i got a call from kneel young and he said so i guess we're doing this farm aid. >> are you surprised it's still going strong? >> no. i hate that it's still going strong because, you know, we were so naive at the time, joe, that we thought, well, we'll do this concert and it will bring attention to it and the government will go, wow, we really do, you know -- the farmer feeds the people and, you know, people want good, clean food, and they'll see, you know, the error in their law making ways ♪ children crying under the
timekeeper's. this war on easy targets looks like we've just begun. ♪ >> a lot of your fans are people who in 2008 voted for barak obama and even turned indiana blue. in 2016 they voted for donald trump. does it concern you -- how did that happen? >> well, for one thing, i trust no politicians, none. democrat, republican, independent. they all have an agenda and we
don't know what that agenda is. of course, we all know that the agenda is to get re-elected. it seems to me to be wrong. >> you've gotten more concerned, though, haven't you, over the past six, eight months by what you've seen? >> no. >> really? so this is not -- >> no. >> this is not as much of a shock to you as it is to other people? >> oh, it's a shock. >> so are you going to stay involved, though, politically? do you still feel like it's worth the fight? have you given up? >> no, i never give up. >> ♪ easy targets along the avenue. living in sucker town, just me and you ♪ behind the bars to keep us apart, easy targets, this country is broken heart
2017 global citizen festival. i'm here with the human nears. you guys, this is a big gig. 60,000 people. everything is about eradicating global poverty out there. what made you guys want to come and do this show? >> for one, it's one of the few festivals that you can't pay to get in. you have to do this good deed. i think it's unique in the sense that you can't really buy your way in. you have to good deed your way in. >> is this something you've ever done, anything like this before, and what do you expect. >> we've played shows for causes and sfuf, but never on this global scale. this is definitely our first time on this massive scale. and the band was presented some statistics about water, unscreen sanitation, so this -- we've never done anything like this on this big of a scale. >> and particularly now more than ever with the hurricanes in the caribbean, with the earthquake in mexico, when you watch the news, is it something like you feel like you can
making difference. >> i think it's all about small steps. and this is one of the ways we can start instead of trying to take it all on once. you have this organization -- they've already got 30 billion committed through 2030 and that's just the start. does that's real money from real governments and countries. i think joining up with something like this that's so organized, it's a good way to start. >> i'm looking forward to seeing you guys out there. nice to meet both of you and have a great show. i'm going to throw it back to savannah sellers who is out there someone. savannah. >> water station -- >> i think we have a little microphone issue, but one of the things she was talking about is one of the issues global citizen is tackling this year is drinking water. and i think we have her back. >> hi there. >> what's the deal with the drinking water situation here at this concert? >> comcast nbc universal have
these water stations out here. it's almost 90 degrees out here today. it's also as you guys know one of the big goals of global citizen to get everyone across the world clean drinking water. so come get it if you're out here. >> coming up, we'll be talking to two inspiring people who live the mission of global citizen. they'll tell us about their effort to improve the live of women and girls living in poverty.
citizen and you can help people all around the world. >> go to global citizen dot org right now and register. >> a big thanks to our friends at the voice who took the time to record such an important message, especially since they have been busy preparing for their new season which begins in two days. the voice returns with blake shelton, adam levine, hudson and miley cyrus. the premiere monday at 8, 7 central on nbc. meanwhile global citizen continues to expand its scope. this past july founder hugh evans took the festival to hamburg, germany on the eve of the g 20 summit. >> before we get to hugh, i want to bring in mark cuban, who actually just came by. >> yep. >> from the stage. how are you doing, mark? >> i'm great. a little bit warm, but it's a great event, great cause. >> have you been involved -- >> no. they invited me and i was like i've got to do it.
so i'm excited to be here. >> do you think that this is a time when it's especially important that people who have platforms are using them for positive causes like this? >> no question. i mean, social media drives so much. the internet drives so much. digital communication drives so much. if you have a voice, it's not just about contributing domestically. it's a global voice and so when you have that opportunity, you have to take it. >> you're the owner of the dallas mafr riks. crazy thing happened the last 24 hours. the president attacks football players who kneel during the anthem. he disininvites steph curry. lebron james tweets back at the president and calls him a bum. >> one, you know the president is a frustrated jock, so that's a given. two, i'm all for civil disobedience. doesn't matter what industry you're in, you have a voice. you're an american citizen. if the president wants to come out and say what he wants to say, more power to him. if steph curry wants to say what he wants to say, more power.
lebron, that's civil disobedience, right. we're not hitting anybody, shooting anybody. it's free speech. that's who we are, right. and the fact that now the president has opened the door for all of us to engage with him, he opened that door. he might not like what walks through there, but the door is open, let's say what's on our mind. >> we were talking with hugh evans earlier. they actually went right to the president of france, and actually got a result. do you think that flattening out of that communication are ordinary citizens can actually get to and communicate to somebody like the president of the united states, does that actually help push leaders into action? >> oh, yeah. especially when you have rabbit ears and you're paying attention to everything around you. you know he's paying attention for better or worse, right. you know, in this particular -- in normal cases a ceo of a country, you want them working on the big issues in this case i think it's better he's looking and talking on social media instead of trying to screw some other things up. >> do you think there's a dynamic change with social media
in terms of how p connected people do feel to things that are happening in other parts of the war? i just noticed that during the egyptian revolution we were watching it in this crazy way -- >> right. whether it's iraq but there's also a lot of unintended consequences, right. we saw what happened with the ar an spring and it looked like it was going to be something special and it went the other way. we're in one decade of all this of social societal thing. there's going to be a learning curve and we're going to have to adapt and that's what we're doing right now. >> mark cuban. >> thanks for having me, guys. >> thank you very much. always great to see you. >> let's see what you have to say on twitter. let's hear more about global citizen founder hugh evans and his fascinating story, some of which you heard at the top of the hour. it's hard to believe that just five years ago he and his team were struggling to turn their vision into a reality. hugh evans. >> there hadn't been a concert
on a saturday in central park since simon and gar funk elback in 1981 and i think bone joe vee a few days later. >> i don't think people realized how quickly that happened and how likely failure was. >> new york city is expensive, you know, and no doubt about it. and trying to pull it off in the first year, i didn't know know how we ended up doing it to be honest because we had to raise so much money. >> what hugh and the team at global citizens was trying to accomplish was nothing short of extraordinary. it was rough. there were definitely some sleepless nights. >> so to say that i was terrified was an understatement. i was absolutely terrified and it's a very powerful motivator. >> july 2012, two and a half months after the event we still needed to raise more money. we hadn't booked all the talent, but we thought we had the too fighters and we got a call from
the sponsors and they said look, we have this problem. we said -- the contract is not signed. i'm sorry, we're going to have to pull out. >> it just felt like we had reached this press i miss where nothing was going to happen from here. >> we were down to the final days, you know, because we couldn't as an organization, we couldn't take a risk in, you know, not having enough money in the bank to pull it off. >> and i remember so vividly one night just praying. i was like god, just please bless us with this event. and the next day we woke up and sum ner red stone invited us to come to his house. >> and sum ner red stone came through in the final hours with a commitment. >> no kidding. he wrote a check for $1.5 million on the spot. >> the bravest thing i've seen hugh do was stair down eight to ten weeks out of the very first global citizen festival a sponsor who had just fallen over, an artist bill that wasn't complete and have him say we can
still do this, because every reasonable and rational person around him said no, you can't. you don't have the money. you don't have the time. you don't have the expertise, and you don't have the performers to be able to pull off a 60,000 person event in a city that you've only just moved to. and he said yes, i do. >> to see the whole episode of the brave ones go to the youtube page of cnbc international. >> all right. well, what does it take to be a global citizen? let's go to jacob soeb or off for the look at the dna much a global citizen. >> to get 60,000 people out to the great lawn in central park all with the goal of having or eliminating extreme poverty, i should say by 2030. these are some of those people. it's an incredible thing. they have come from all over new york city, all over the country, probably all over the worl to be here. but what is in their genetic make up? what makes them want to be a
part of something bigger than themselves? take a look at this. >> you want to know what kind of people become global citizens? you want to know what's in their dna? two words. action and engagement. these are people who truly care about eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 through programs that empower women and girls, improve health and education, strengthen food security, deliver clean water and sanitation, cleanup the environment, encourage innovation and promote citizenship. >> and actually, it's super easy. i've got my app open right here. this issue is environment. it says tweet world leaders and ask them to help millions affected by the recent hurricanes and monsoon floods. tweet right now. you click tweet. that's an issue i care about. something we can stay engaged in and bingo, i earn a point. >> governments to commit billions to charitable organizations around the worl. it's an ongoing battle but one that's played an important role
in a positive trend. the number of people living in extreme poverty is less than half of what it was in 1990. and those points you get on the app, use them to enter into drawings. go to some of the coolest events on earth, especially the big one, the global citizen festival right here in central park. >> all these global citizens from all over the place are here. it's really an incredible thing to see, guys. if you've got those apps out, you can get involved right now. >> the real stars today are not necessarily the household names we all know. it's the people making real change in their communities, engaged citizens who have add casey in their dna. our next two guests are two youth activists kplooufg the lives of women and girls by building maternity clinics and sending girls to schools in areas where that fundamental right is not always guaranteed.
>> thank you guys for being here. i'm going to start right here with you. i think a lot of people in the u.s., the idea of girls not being able to go to school, something as basic as that is shocking. tell us about the work that you're doing. >> so i just want to educate girls in developing countries and the whole purpose behind that is when you look at a penny, they think that they don't have any value and it's sad to say this is the way girls are being viewed worldwide. a penny is just want a penny and a girl is just not a girl, so for the past few years i've been using pennies to educate girls in developing countries. >> what is the cost of sending one girl to a school -- >> so the cost for sending one girl to school is 50,000 pennies. and that's fiftd. >> and that's $50. >> yes. >> that's really amazing. >> can you tell us about the
wrork you do in uganda. >> about 260,000 people and the reason why -- because i myself was also born at home and when i was growing up around six years i watched women giving birth on the roadside. so when i went to school, i wrote up like training during like holidays i was -- and share with the rest of the women in the community. over 80 villages. so we were able to identify an organization to help with a health center. >> so you started this health center and people come there and they train and they get knowledge for safer births. >> yes. initially in prevention, like preventive measures, how mothers can take care of their babies. >> right. >> how can they access services to give back. so initially we didn't have this
space, so with the help and support of global citizen we were able to set up this health center and currently we deliver over 30 babies and over 120 women. >> thank you guys so much. both for coming here and for the work you do. >> yeah. thanks for all you do. appreciate it. all right. and coming up, nbc's indicate snow talks with demi lovato about her work with global citizens.
welcome back. we are just miptsz away from the start of this year's global citizen fest. >> and among the people that we'll be seeing on the stage just behind us tonight is the host demi lovato and she has distinguished herself as a global citizen with her tireless work supporting refugees and as a mental health activist. >> our very own kate snow sat down with debbie and joins us now. >> we all know her, right, for her huge hit songs. you also need to know that at 25 years old she is trying to reduce the stigma around mental illness. she told me that fans sometimes come up to her and tell her that she literally saved their lives because of her advocacy and speaking out. and that all ties in with a surprise announcement she'll make right here tonight. i sat down with denim i and global citizen cofounder hugh
evans. >> demi lovato. on stage she's a force to be reckoned with and when she sings her song for you, it feels like she really would do anything for you. to sit down and talk with her and it's pretty clear she genuinely wants to be a force for change in the world. >> what is the very best part of being demi lovato right now? >> being able to make a difference in the world by using my platform for helping others. >> you got something like 40 million followers on instagram right now. >> 61. >> oh, 61. >> sorry. i like hate to be like 61. >> 61. >> yeah. it's crazy. >> wow. >> and to all those millions, demi sends out positive at this time. i've been looking at all your social media. you've been doing a lot of hashtag no make up and body image kind of stuff where you tell girls, you know, look in
the mirror and say i look beautiful today. that's important to you too, obvious am. why? >> it's important that young girls on social media and guys, that they have somebody to look up to that is body positive and someone that has learned to accept themselves for who they are. and we live in a world where society is constantly telling us that we need to look a certain way, we need to act a certain way. and it's okay to be different and i want people to know that. >> and what makes demi lovato different is that she has openly discussed serious issues in her life. >> you have had struggles, though, and you're very open about that, which i think is also unusual, right? i mean, not every celebrity shares as much as you share. >> when i went into treatment for the first time, my manager told me, you know, we could stay private and not talk about what you're in here for and just let this be your private personal journey or you can be public
with it and really own up to it and talk about the things that you're struggling with in hopes that it helps others. and that's what i chose to do because that's what i feel like my purpose is on this earth. >> it was that desire to help others that first led her to the global citizen movement, an international advocacy organization with the aim of ending extreme port by 2030. cofounded by humanitarian hugh evans. >> i was asking you about how not everybody with a platform uses it the way you're using it. is that why you got involved with global citizen, because you have this platform? >> you know, i want to see change in this world and global citizen is an organization that implements change and makes it happen. >> hugh, what's it been like to have demi on the global citizen team? >> we're so incredible to have her as global citizen ambassador for both refugees and hejts health. we've really started to do some really cool work together. >> i will continue to use my
platform to bring awareness. mental health support can enable refugees and many others who have been victims to conflict, to seek justice, to provide closure and healing. when i was forced to flee my home, she gave me hope to move forward. >> you couldn't have a better ambassador in the whole world than demi lovato. she's absolutely remarkable, but on a day to day level, she wants to use her passion to create change in the world, which when you meet someone like her who wants to change the world, i have no doubt that she will. >> her compassion to help people struggling with mental health issues has taken her around the globe with hugh evans and global citizen. she supports the change sthept to bring about. >> hugh, tell me about global silt zen. it's wanted just a concert in new york anymore. you work year-round. and what's the goal? >> the great news is that when i was born in 1983, 52% of the
world's population lived in extreme poverty. it's now down to less than 18% today. so extreme poverty has more than hafld in the last 30 years. so we believe one day that, you know, there will be a world without extreme poverty. that people will have homes that they don't need to be forcibly displaced from that they will be able to have a safe environment where they can work through mental health challenges. this is really the world that we dream of. >> a dream that demi lovato is committed to turning into a reality, and why she'll be on rt global citizen stage tonight to contribute to a better tomorrow. >> is there something about music that brings people together and inspires activism? >> i think there definitely is something about music that brings people together. i feel like music is a universal language and whenever you're able to put positive messages into music, it changes lives and it helps others. and i think this is inspiring people to make a difference.
>> her sixth album tell me you love me is officially out this friday, but we mentioned sorry not sorry. that's the single that's already shot up the billboard hot 100 chart. she tells me that that was all about taking on bullied. she was very bullied as a young girl and she wants to take that on too. >> i'm very blown away by her openness. hard to do that. >> it is. >> is a public figure. >> she owns it. she really does. >> and mental health is something that is so difficult for people to talk about and it takes -- >> right. it's an illness like any other illness. >> thank you so much. in addition to being a father, a fill an throw pistol and an international basketball star our next guest is also a global health advocate committed to the idea that where you are born shouldn't affect your access to the most basic medical necessities.
children who have not been immunized receive access to vac seasons. >> so tell us how you got involved in global citizen, what you're working on. >> first of all, i grew up in and my mom and dad mom and dad some point i had to fight for my life. to be where i am now. then i decided to begin the serge ibaka foundation. and now i am working for global citizens. with all the work global citizens be doing, this is like living my dream. this is something i want to do. this was something i was dreaming when i was young, when i was living in the street, when i was in congo. now global citizen give me this opportunity. >> you were born and raised in
the congo. how hard is it to try to create any kind of medical infrastructure in the midst of -- >> it's hard. it's not easy. it's hard because at some point we had a war in congo. you know, the system is still -- it's getting better but it's still slow. you know how in africa everything is going. we do the best we can. today we -- with global citizen i am sure we're going to keep working and keep trying to make things work out there. >> you started the foundation and that focuses on vaccination? >> yes. the serge ibaka foundation is focusing on health and education. that's the two most important in africa in general because without health you cannot go in school to learn education.
so we need both. there are a loft kit of kids ou there. i can give the example myself. if you don't have health you don't have the strength to go to the school. one of my dreams is to make sure, before health and education, make sure the kids have health and then they're going to have access to have a great education. with all the work the global citizen be doing. >> it strikes me, talking about global citizen appeal to the rest of the world. what's it like as the league gets more international, people from all sorts of different countries are mixing with each other, talking with each other. do you find you have a lot of common ground? >> yes. with everything the league, the nba be doing. one comment is giving back. that's why we have the nba care. and the league be going all over the place, not only for
basketball but working off the court, in education, health. i think it's great for a lot of young players coming to the league, learning from that. when i was young i used to dream about helping and giving back. the fact now, playing in the nba and seeing everything the nba be doing, it gives you more opportunity and courage to keep doing that? is toronto going to win the east this year? >> anything is possible. we have a great team and we're going to try. >> it's a good deal. looking forward to the season. thank you, serge ibaka. >> thank you. >> after the break, the start of the global citizen festival live in central park in new york city. stay with us.
welcome back to the global citizen festival. we are just moments away from the big show. the mayor from new york, bill de blasio is talking right now. >> i am here alone. joy reid made her way to the stage where she will also be talking to the crowd today as they get ready. the crawed owd is filtering in. it's warm and sunni. it's a fantastic vibe here in central park. i want to throw it is to savannah sellers in the crowd. >> we're here with an excited crowd at global citizens. how are you guys feeling? you worked so hard to be here? >> feeling great.
it's great to be all together for a great cause. >> we're ready to get the show started. see you guys in a second. >> all right. thank you, savannah. let's take a listen. the mayor of new york is very enthused to be here. and after him, i believe, our one and only joy reid will be up there to start to kick things off for the unbelievable lineup for the lumineers, green day. alessia cara to the one and only stevie wonder. it's an incredible moment, an incredible spot, an incredible day. a really important moment for people to think about how they're connected to others at home and around the world like places in puerto rico and other parts of the subcontinent are dealing with unbelievable flooding. let's listen to the mayor. >> it's a most amazing day. we need to protect mother earth. we need to fight climate change. in our own lives we can fight
climate change. you, everybody here, can help make a difference. you can also say to your city, your town, your state, we agree with the paris agreement. we are standing by the paris agreement. we are going to save the earth. we are doing it here in new york. you can do it too. everybody, thank you to everyone who volunteered. thank you to everyone who made a difference. thank you. go out, wherever you live, and make a difference in your community. think globally, act locally. thank you. god bless you all. [ cheers and applause ] >> coming through. coming through. >> guys, seriously.
[ crowd chanting ] >> we need to. guys -- >> we are seconds away now. the crowd is getting extremely excited and cannot wait for the beginning. the big kickoff. the show is about to start. here it is. >> three, two, one, live on air! [ cheers and applause ] >> and we're live. so, from "shark tank" put your hands together damon john, kevin o'leary and mark cuban. ♪ [ playing shark tank theme ]
>> all right. hello, global citizens. [ cheers and applause ] >> to all of you here in central park and watching on msnbc and youtube around the world, welcome. [ cheers and applause ] >> we have achieved so much together in this last year that we now have three sharks investing in you. >> you almost never see three sharks do the same deal, but this one was just too good to pass up. the opportunity to lift people around the world out of poverty is something that is always scaleable. just look at this huge crowd. give yourself a hand. [ cheers and applause ] >> you know i really hate them, but for once in their life these guys are right. don't let it go to your heads, boys, it's wonderful for us to be here with all of you global
citizens. >> you are all here in central park because you are calling on world leaders to be part of the solution. that's how you earn your tickets, by speaking up on six key issues. >> global education. water and sanitation. global health food, nutrition. >> yes. >> gender equality. [ cheers and applause ] >> u.s. foreign aid. and by speaking up as global citizens you have what we call skin in the game! true that, kevin. take it from a guy who really likes winning, this is a moment we cannot afford to lose. so today, we are going to recommit to achieving freedom from want and economic justice for all. and we're going to do it with the help of some of the greatest musical artists in the world.
and best of all, every single one of them refused to let kevin sing along. >> thank god! >> hey, hey, hey. it could still happen. but until mr. wonderful sings, you are going to have to make do with wonderful artists like green day! [ cheers and applause ] >> the killers! [ cheers and applause ] >> the chainsmokers. [ cheers and applause ] >> mark, mark, i would sound fantastic with the chainsmokers. >> no, not right. wrong! >> and how about alessia cara. [ cheers and applause ] >> big sean. [ cheers and applause ] and an andra day. >> is there anybody we forgot? >> hey, guys, i am here for -- i am here for the shark bit. >> what in the heck are you doing?
>> oh! cal penn. >> i thought this was the shark's catch. >> today is not a katy perry show, kal, sorry. >> shark tank. totally misunderstood the script. >> you did, but because you're so nice and because we're so nice, especially kevin. >> thank you. >> you kal penn get to announce the final headliner. >> stevie wonder! [ cheers and applause ] >> but, before we get to all that great music. here is how you at home can become a global citizen. changing the world is as simple as this. ♪ ♪ global citizen rewards is your chance to win tickets to
some of the best concerts, shows, and events in the world. step one, sign up to be a global citizen. learn about the world's biggest challenges and what you can do to help solve them. step two. take action and earn points. your calls, tweets and e-mails can encourage businesses, ngos and politicians to do their part. step three. get rewarded for making a difference. use your points for a chance to win tickets for sports, music, and more. be a global citizen. sign up today. >> be global citizens. sign up today. all of you at home. a big thank you to kal penn and "shark tank." now, to kick the show off, one of the most exciting young artists in music right now. this multi-platinum global superstar has quickly established herself as a fierce advocate for women's rights. can you guess who this woman is
going to be? joining us in central park for the first time global citizens, make some noise for alessia cara. >> new york, what's up. >> ♪ i'm sorry if i seem uninterested or i'm not listening or i'm indifferent ♪ ♪ truly i ain't got no business here ♪ ♪ but since my friends are here, i just came to kick it ♪ ♪ really i would rather be at home all by myself not in this room with people who don't care about my well-become ♪ ♪ you can go back, please enjoy your party, i'll be here ♪ ♪ somewhere in the corner
♪ i can hardly hear over this music. i don't listen to it ♪ ♪ i don't want to get with you ♪ tell my friends that i'll be over here ♪ ♪ i ask myself what am i doing here ♪ ♪ here ♪ i can't wait until we can break it ♪ ♪ excuse me, if i team a little unimpressed with this ♪ i am a social pessimist, usually i don't mess with this ♪ i know you mean only your best and your intentions aren't to bother me ♪ ♪ but honestly i'd rather be somewhere with my people, we can kick it and listen to a message ♪ ♪ we'll discuss our big dreams and how we plan to take over the planet ♪ ♪ pardon my manners, i hope you understand i'll be here, not in
the kitchen with the girl always gossiping about their friends ♪ ♪ tell them i'll be here right next to the boy who is throwing up because he can't take what's in his cup no more ♪ ♪ here ♪ i ask myself what am i doing here ♪ ♪ oh, here ♪ i can't wait till we can break up oughta' here ♪ ♪ i was congregating next to the refrigerator ♪ ♪ how did it ever come to this ♪ i should have never come to this ♪ ♪ can i sing you a new verse, guys? ♪ three years later still the same ♪ ♪ ain't nothing changed ♪ lately i've been shaking ♪ remember me.
catastrophe ♪ ♪ window screen i can't buy my jeans so this industry must not be meant for me ♪ ♪ i'm done talking sad it had to be that way ♪ ♪ tell my people when i'm ready that i i am ready and i'm standing by the tv with my beanie low ♪ ♪ i'll be over here ♪ oh, here ♪ i can myself what am i doing here ♪ ♪ oh, here ♪ hey, i can't wait till we can break up outo here. if you're ready, then i'm ready ♪ ♪ if new york's ready, then i'm ready ♪ ♪ if you're ready, then i'm ready, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ yeah, yeah ♪ sing this part with me ♪ oh, oh
let me hear you, come on ♪ ♪ oh, here [ applause ] >> how are you guys doing? there are so many of you. thanks for being here. my name is alessia cara. this is my amazing band. i want to ask you guys a question before i go into this next song. how many girls do we have here today? [ cheers and applause ] >> sweet! lots of you. all right. i love my guys. you guys are great. but this next song is particularly for all of the women here today and all of the women who go through struggles every day. i think as women and as girls, we have so many expectations placed on us all the time, and there are so many things we have to be, that we're expected to be, so many ways we are expected
to look. i was getting really tired of it. i know a lot of us are. i am sure the dudes here, you guys get tired of it too. i wanted to make a song to remind anybody who doesn't feel like they're good enough or worthy of loving themselves that you are worth it and you should celebrate your differences. especially with everything going on it's important to love each other, celebrate our differences and never be afraid to challenge people and show why you are worth all the love in the world. i'm going to shut up and sing this song. if you know the words. this is called "scars to your beautiful ♪ ♪ she just wants to be beautiful, she goes unnoticed, she knows no limits ♪ ♪ she crayses attention, she praises an image ♪ ♪ she prays to be sculpted by
the sculptor ♪ ♪ oh she don't see the light that's shining, deeper than the eyes can find it, maybe we have made her blind ♪ ♪ so she tries to cover up her pain ♪ ♪ and cut her woes away cause cover girls don't cry ♪ after their face is made ♪ ♪ but there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark ♪ ♪ you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing the world could change its heart ♪ ♪ no scars to your beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart ♪ ♪ no scars to you're beautiful
♪ he has dreams to be an nba stop it, you know cover girls. she says beauty is pain and there's beauty in everything ♪ ♪ what's a little bit of hunger ♪ ♪ i can go a little bit longer ♪ she fades away ♪ the beauty goes deeper than the surface ♪ ♪ so to every girl who is hurting, let me be your mirror ♪ ♪ help you see a little bit clearer ♪ ♪ the light that shines be within ♪ ♪ there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark ♪ ♪ you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart ♪ ♪ no scars to you're beautiful ♪ we're stars and we're
beautiful ♪ ♪ oh, oh, ohe oh ♪ you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart ♪ ♪ no scars to you're beautiful, we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ repeat after me ♪ no better you than the you that you are ♪ ♪ no better life than the life we living ♪ ♪ no better time for you shine your star ♪ ♪ you're beautiful ♪ oh, you're beautiful ♪ there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark ♪ ♪ you should know you're beautiful just the way you are ♪ ♪ and you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart ♪ ♪ no scars to you're beautiful ♪ we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh
♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪ you don't have to change a thing, the world could change its heart ♪ ♪ no scars to you're beautiful ♪ we're stars and we're beautiful ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> here we go. thank you, global citizen, for having us. i appreciate it. let's do this one together. ♪ waiting for the time to pass you by ♪ ♪ hope the winds of change will change your mind ♪ ♪ i could give a thousand reasons why ♪ ♪ and i know you, and you've got
to make it on your own but we don't have to grow up we could stay forever young ♪ ♪ drinking on my cola underneath the rising sun ♪ ♪ i could give a thousand reasons why ♪ ♪ but you're going, and you know that ♪ ♪ all you have to do is stay, just take your time ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ ♪ all you have to do is wait a second ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, one, two, three ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ ♪ all you have to do is wait a second ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, so
stay ♪ ♪ warning me what i already know, because i've never been the best at letting go ♪ ♪ and i don't want to spend the night alone ♪ ♪ guess i need you, and i need to ♪ ♪ make it on my own but i don't want to grow up ♪ ♪ living on myself drinking from a cola underneath the rising sun ♪ ♪ i could give a million reasons why ♪ ♪ but you're going, and you know that, all you have to do is stay a minute, just take your time ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ ♪ all you have to do is wait a second, your hands are mine ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, so one, two, three, jump ♪
♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ ♪ all you have to do is -- ♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ ♪ all you have to do is stay ♪ so stay ♪ yeah, all you have to do is stay ♪ ♪ a minute, just take your time ♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ ♪ all you've got to do is wait a second ♪ ♪ the clock is ticking, so stay ♪ thank you guys so much. hope you enjoy the night.
literacy rates by 33%, and improved access to safe drinking water for 7.6 million people since 1990. >> yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> now, this white house has proposed cutting the foreign aid budget by 32%. [ boos ] >> but members of congress on both sides of the aisle know that these severe cuts will put millions of lives at risk, and the world is looking to america for leadership. what can you do? well, text "aid" to 54459 to have an action sent directly to your phone. and now, please join me in welcoming professor jeffrey sachs and miroslav lajek president of the 72nd session of the u.n. general assembly. >> hello, new york!
in 2015 global citizen made a firm commitment to the sustainable development goals. america needs sustainable development right here at home to reduce income inequality, ensure health care for all, and protect our country and the world from more climate disasters. it's time, ladies and gentlemen, we adopt america's goals for 2030 to get our country back on track and to end the stupid wars. [ cheers and applause ] i am honored to introduce to you a great leader in the cause of sustainable development and peace, the foreign minister of the republic of slovakia and the new president of the united nations general assembly. miroslav lacjak. >> hello global citizens. this is my daughter laura.
she told me long ago how great this concert is and what a great crowd you are. i opened the united nations general assembly this week and told the world leaders we need to do better and we need to do more. there are at least three reasons for that. first, we need to stop wars and we need to prevent the future ones from breaking out. so it's peace. the second one is our planet. we must achieve the sustainable development goals and fight climate change. third is the people. we must protect and defend the human dignity and human rights of every single person, including those who are forced to leave their homes. and we need to do this all to protect and preserve our planet for future generations. for you, and for laura. i pledge to you that i will work around the clock to achieve this goal. as a global citizen ambassador and as a father. but i need your help. i need your help. i need to hear your voice all
will help us reach our goal of donating more than 60 million meals to shelters and food banks. that means millions of hungry pets across the country (like this little guy) get to eat. buy any bag any size we give a meal to a pet in need. petsmart - for the love of pets. and now come celebrate our grand opening in your neighbourhood. hello global citizen. i am so honored to be with you -- >> on stage, the hometown senator. chuck schumer. >> we know the world is a better place when we stand up for the ideals that make america america. we are all entitled. we are all entitled to liberty, justice and equality under the
law. we welcome the world's tired and poor and huddled masses to our shores. we are a stronger country when we pledge to fight disease and poverty, not only within our borders but beyond them. so i was shocked, outraged, when the white house proposed major cuts to the international affairs budget this year. foreign aid has improved countless lives in every corner of the world. it's reduced deaths caused by malaria and childbirth. it's increased literacy rates by millions. millions of kids go to school because of what you have done. almost 20,000 of you tweeted at me to show your support for this work. and we are going to continue to have the statue of liberty be our symbol, not that damned wall. [ cheers and applause ]
[ cheers and applause ] >> so let's keep fighting for those who need our help the most. let us make sure that the foreign aid budget is increased and let's make sure that we beat trumpcare this week and keep health care for millions of americans! [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> greetings to the 2017 global citizen festival. i am ben cardin. i have the honor of representing the great people of maryland in the united states senate. >> i am congressman hall rogers, a republican from kentucky. >> i am congressman dwight evans democratic from pennsylvania. >> i am seth moulton, a democratic from massachusetts. >> like all of you at the global citizen festival i wholeheartedly support america's global leadership. >> foreign aid saves lives, builds economies and keeps us
safe at home. >> this year's global citizen festival theme for freedom, for justice, for all, mirrors what many of my colleagues and i fight for every day. >> we must continue to invest in these life-saving programs. >> i want you to know that democrats and republicans in congress are working right now to reject the devastating international affairs budget proposed by president trump. >> and you can rest assured that, as a member of the united states congress, i will continue to stand with you in advancing american interests through global stability. keep up the great work. >> i am being prepped while in front of the curtain. what is the point of being prepped if you're going to do it in front of the curtain, right? what a mess. the mess follows me. hi, everybody. i am wendy williams. how you doin'?
[ cheers and applause ] >> i am so glad to be here, to be a part of this big situation that could be even bigger. and thank you all for coming out today, spending your saturday with us. our next artist is from detroit. [ cheers and applause ] >> and he dropped one of the biggest hip-hop releases in 2007. he has also been on our talk show. and a subject of hot topics. sometimes in a not so nice way. but he is -- excuse me. but he is very talented, and his album is called "i decide." it came out in february and he has got a foundation called the sean anderson foundation. he is mogul. he is a big man. but his name is little sean. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ >> make some noise once now for big sean. [ cheers and applause ] >> new york city, how you feeling? [ cheers and applause ] >> i spent my whole life trying to improvise ♪ ♪ i'm not saying that for you to sympathize ♪ ♪ i spent my whole life to find the light at the end of the tunnel, i should have realized it was inside ♪ ♪ so many people want to see my insides outside ♪ i am from the city hours east of outside ♪ ♪ whole city got my back
♪ whole city blowing up ♪ before this i was the one she tried to go to prom with but look ♪ ♪ take the crib, take our cars, now we gotta take the train ♪ ♪ 50 take the shot and young souls take the blame, but they can't take away the life ♪ ♪ no, they can't take away the life ♪ ♪ they can't stop the shine ♪ they can't take away the life, hell no, the boys that bright ♪ ♪ even if you take away my life you can't take the light ♪ ♪ new york city, make some noise ♪ got the whole city on fire ♪ ♪ this the flow that got steph curry inspired. ♪ this the flow that got my whole family fixing to retire ♪ ♪ i moat drown in this ♪ my dad from louisiana, the
smallest town ♪ if they know you're brown they might hold you down and even hose you down ♪ ♪ i took the hand they gave me and played the donald trump card ♪ ♪ i realized counting money never felt as good as counting blessings ♪ ♪ when they take the fame, take the crib, take our cars ♪ ♪ now we gotta take the trains five 0 take the shot and young souls take the blame but they can't take away the light ♪ ♪ they can't take away the light ♪ ♪ they can't stop the shine ♪ look, they can't take away the light. hell no, the boy's that bright ♪ ♪ even if you take away my life, you can't take away the light ♪ ♪ new york city, let me see your hands in the air ♪ hands up ♪ all my global citizen, make some noise ♪
♪ if you're in new york city and feeling good, make some noise ♪ ♪ don't let them take away anything that makes you whole ♪ ♪ you know, one thing i realized is that in this lifetime we're all only here for a blink of an eye, you know ♪ ♪ but it's what we do, our actions, our legacy that lives forever ♪ ♪ so no matter how dark things get don't let anybody take away your light and make you dim ♪ ♪ you gotta shine, man ♪ y'all ready to party? >> i feel like if you're the best version with yourself that's the best way to change things around you, whether it be communities, whether it be world hunger, whether it be violence in your neighborhood. ♪ did you know when you buy
any bag of dog or cat food at petsmart we give a meal to a pet in need? buying your favorite bag of food at petsmart will help us reach our goal of donating more than 60 million meals to shelters and food banks. that means millions of hungry pets across the country (like this little guy) get to eat. buy any bag any size we give a meal to a pet in need. petsmart - for the love of pets. and now come celebrate our grand opening in your neighbourhood.
make some noise. [ cheers and applause ] >> i'm going to keep it rush. true pleasure to be up here in one of the greatest cities in the world. new york city, central park. yes, detroit stand up. you're right. and i just gotta say this is one of the greatest causes we could come together for, man, global citizen. i appreciate everybody who came out and supported. so much power in every single individual, man. i just appreciate you all showing me love, showing everybody up here on this stage love, man. thank you for that. let's go. >> right now, there is so much craziness going on in the world right now, i think it's time to pay tribute to that. ♪ i said, i hope you learn to make it on your own ♪ ♪ if you love yourself know you're never be alone ♪ ♪ i hope you get everything you want and that you chose ♪ ♪ i hope it's the realest thing
you ever known ♪ ♪ i hope you get the pretty girls ♪ million dollar cribs, million dollar dreams ♪ ♪ when you get it all, just remember one day, remember one day ♪ ♪ that one man could change the world ♪ ♪ one man could change the world ♪ ♪ one man could change the world ♪ ♪ you know, you might turn on the news sometimes, even today, and it seem like the world overwhelmed with problems, you know. and even though we might not be able to control others' actions, we can still start with ourselves, feel me, the inner work. get your mind right. get your spirit in tune. just upgrade your soul, man. living righteous, pass the energy on to the next person. that's a major step, man, to making every situation better, to making our lives better. i feel like one way we can conquer these issues, man is to
bring our bestselves to the table, come together as a collective. so, right now new york city, front to back, i want us to come together right now, man, follow my lead when i clap it out. let's go. one. i said, i hope you learn to make it on your own ♪ if you love yourself know you'll never be alone ♪ ♪ i hope you get everything you want and that you chose ♪ ♪ i hope it's the realest thing you ever known ♪ ♪ hope you get the prettiest girls ♪ million dollar cribs, million dollar dreams ♪ ♪ remember you get it all just remember one day ♪ ♪ one day, one man could change the world ♪ ♪ one man could change the world ♪ where are all my d.r.e.a.m.ers at? make some noise. i said where all my d.r.e.a.m.ers at in new york city.
make some noise. [ cheers and applause ] >> don't ever let them kill them dreams, man, for real. i know it's a lot of people that couldn't be here today. some we lost, some people just couldn't make it here. while we're having the time of our lives here in central park watching stevie wonder, watching pharrell, alessia cara, some people out there suffering, might have just lost everything, don't know what to do, where to go. so right now i just want to take a moment of silence, send some energy to everyone who needs it. right now i want everybody to put both hands in the air, both hands up to the sky, we out here having the time of our lives and there are people going through the toughest times in their lives. so we're going to take a moment of silence for a few moments and send them our energy.
>> the whole central park was just quiet. make some noise for yourselves. [ cheers and applause ] . make some noise for the people we lost and the people who couldn't be here today. make some noise for me. [ cheers and applause ] >> look, we all living in the same world. we know it's crazy right now, everything is crazy, man. no matter what, every tragedy we go through, everything that happens, every natural disaster we always bounce back man. we always bounce up from it ever single time. so right now, you ever bounced back from something in your life, man, became a champion, a better person. i need to sing this. let's go. ♪ i look an l, i bounced back msnbc's coverage of the global citizen festival is sponsored by --
gandhi led the people of india to take back their country. >> dr. martin luther king jr. spoke out about his dreams for a more equal world and gave his life for the cause. >> nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison after fighting to give black folks the same rights as whites in south africa. >> malala yousafza fights for the rights of all girls in pakistan and around the world to get an education. >> these activists not only stood up for what is right, they also sparked movements that created real change. >> and that is why we're all here today. you each took on action on critical issues around the world. >> global citizens worldwide had already taken nearly 13 million actions leading to over $30
billion in commitments. 1 billion lives stand to be affectsed by t affectsed by the year 2030. here to tell you more are savannah sellers and jacob soboroff. >> that's right, at every globe at zicitizens festival, thousan of you come to hear leaders make huge commitments. but you didn't pay money for your tickets. instead you sent tweets, signed petitions and called lawmakers to earn your spot in central park. >> what is going on, everybody. the action does not stop once global citizens get here today. everybody can take action throughout the showed. and throughout the entirety of central park. if folks have the global zcitizn app, there will be beacons to send actions to your phone. and now chris martin has a
special message. >> hello, everybody. i hope you're having an amazing fin time. i'm chris. i wish i could be there with you, but i couldn't get a ticket. and i want to introduce some very special people, but first to talk about the wonderful amazing indescribable nelson mandela who next year would be turning 100 years old and i know that global citizen will be doing really special to honor that. nelson man dedela is one of if the biggest for talking about extreme poverty, something that was manmade and can be manmade in its solution. and you know how wonderful he was. and i do, too. and anyway, so in honor of that and to speak about things in a way that i clearly can't probably, please welcome to the
stage the south african minister to the presidency, honorable -- this is quite a title. wow. thanks a lot. bye. >> hello global citizens. it's been almost four years since we laid our grandfather to rest. the former president of south africa, nelson mandela. and next year will mark what would have been his 100th birthday. and we would like to honor him by working on the issues that matter to him. our grandfather believed that poverty was manmade and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. and though his memory will challenge us as the next generation to take action, i believe it's something we can achieve. so we are honored to be here and share the stage with a dear family friend and our grandfather's close friend, another outstanding african
leader, minister in the presidency of south africa. >> hello global citizens. today i want to invoke nelson mandela's enduring legacy. mandela pleaded with us that we must make poverty history. and human lives and across the globe must have equal value. we must heed today that call by mandela and continue to fight for what he believed in. in my country south africa, we have developed the national development plan, our vision 2030 to deal decisively with the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. and at that global level, we continue to stand resolutely and
fully behind the united nations sustainable development goals which are also working to make poverty history. to effect real and substantive and meaningful change requires full commitment and resolute action by all of us all over the world. it is about active global citizenry. let's all join hands as mandela asked of us to defeat and make poverty history. >> we know this year has seen a lot of turmoil, conflict and down right hate. our challenge to all of you is to make 2018 the year of love. let's give it up for love. [ applause ] >> all right. in just a few moments, the killers will be hitting the stage.
through her work with chimpanzees, but today we most often find her changing the way humans relate to one another, to other animals and to the world we all share. so joining us to talk about what we can do to make the world free, peaceful and sustainable for all, ladies and gentlemen, the u.n. messenger of bapeace, . jane goodall. >> hello, everyone.
for many years i studied which i am pan stochimpanzees in africa. they are so like us, they help prove that there is no sharp line that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. and yet even knowing that they have emotions like ours, we still show cruelty to animals and to each other. with our clever brains, how is it that we humans are destroying the environment? we're burning fossil fuel, creating the greenhouse gases take cause extremes of temperature, more frequent and more destructive storms. why do we pursue the wealth at the expense of future generations? but i do have reasons to hope. our clever brains, resilience of nature, the indomitable human
spirit and above all, the commitment of young people when they are empowered to take action. hundreds and thousands of all ages are taking part in our roots and shoots movement in 100 countries. learning to respect animals and to respect people of different nations, cultures and religions. so please do visit roots and shoots.org and join us. and now, can you take out your phones and pledge each one of you out there to do something, one thing or more things, to help animals, people or the environment using #hopeinaction. together we can change the world. a final glereeting to global
citizens around the world. from the chimpanzees -- [ chimp noises ] >> they have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. and their fifth studio album wonderful wonderful was just released yesterday. so we're especially fortunate to have these guys with us here in central park tonight. let's give a loud new york city welcome to the killers!
♪ jealousy, turning saints into the sea, swimming through sick lullabies ♪ choking on your alibis but it's just the price i pay, destiny is calling me ♪ ♪ open up my eager eyes came i'm mr. brightside ♪ ♪ i'm coming out of my cage, and i've been doing just fine, got take be down, because i want it all ♪ it started out with a kiss how did it end up like this ♪ it was only a kiss, now i'm falling asleep, and she's
calling a cab ♪ while he's having a smoke and she's taking a drag, now they're going to bed and my stomach is sick ♪ and it's all in my head but she's touching his chest now, he takes on off her dress now ♪ let me go, cause i just can't look, it's killing me ♪ and it's taking control, new york city ♪ jealou jealousy, turning saints into the sea ♪ ♪ swimming through sick lullabies, choking on your alibi, but it's just the price i pay ♪ destiny is calling me, open up my eager eyes cause i'm mr.
you don't you don't ♪ i want to shine on in the hearts of men ♪ i want a meaning from the back ever my broken hand ♪ another headache, another heart breaks, i am so much older than i can take ♪ and my affection, well it comes and goes, i need direction to perfection, no, no, no, no help me out ♪ yeah you know you got to help me out, yeah, you don't put me on the back burner, you know you got to help me out yeah ♪ and when there's nowhere else to run, is there room for one more son, these changes ain't changing me ♪ the coldhearted boy i used to be ♪ ♪ yeah, you know you got to help
♪ i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier, i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier, i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier, i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier, i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier, i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier, i got a soul, but i'm not a soldier ♪ i got a soul but i'm not a soldier ♪ i got a soul but i'm not a soldier ♪ ♪ snoo ♪ you got to help me out, don't put me on the back burner, you
got to help me out, you're going to bring yourself down, you're going to bring yourself down, don't you put me on the back burner, you're going to bring yourself down ♪ over and again, last call for sin, while everyone's lost, the battle is won with all these things that i've done ♪ all these things that i've done ♪ ♪ i got a soul, but i'm not a
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can we climb this month, i don't know, higher than ever before, i know we can make it if we take it slow ♪ let's take it easy, easy now watch it go ♪ we're burning the highway skyline, on the back of a hurricane that started turning when you were young, when you were young ♪ and sometimes you close your eyes and see the place where you used to live when you were young ♪ they say the devil he's water, it ain't so sweet
waiting on 134 beautiful boy to save you from your old ways, you play forgiveness watch it now here he comes ♪ ♪ he doesn't look a thing like jesus, but he talks like a gentleman, like you imagined when you were young ♪ ♪ when you were young ♪ i said he doesn't look a thing like jesus, he doesn't look a thing like jesus, but more than you'll ever know ♪
we're back here at the global citizen festival on a lovely sunny day in central park. the killers just killed it on stage. the crowd is amped. we are looking forward to all the great acts. and there have been a whole bunch of people coming through to talk about the various issues that the global zcitizen festivl is focused on, one being laws that underaged girls from being entered in to forced marriage. there is a tremendous amount of data that suggests it is a huge obstacle for human flourishing, and social justice obviously to have women forced into marriage before they are 18.
global citizens who spent the last 18 months campaigning to bring justice to the community who face genocide at the hands of isis in 2014. more than 1600 women and girls are still held as sex slaves and unaccounted for, yet no isis perpetrator has been prosecuted for these war crimes. to update us on the progress, please welcome the u.n. assistant secretary general for human rights and head of the office of the high commissioner for human rights in new york, andrew gilmore. and activist and isis survivor, joined by the british permanent representative to the u.n. >> eight years ago, i visited the communities in iraq and i was struck by their resilience. but no one foresaw what would
strike them five years later. many communities have suffered unimaginable communities, especialyet not one have been quiblgtsed e for convicted for what is crimes against humanity. i pledge that my colleagues working on the ground in iraq will continue to monitor and report on human rights abuses for the purpose of evidence gathering. he wi we want to bring justice and compensation for all of the victims of these crimes. [ speaking foreign language ]
we ask the international community to provide security and help them resettle in other countries to be able to live safely. >> isaiah becau >> it's because of their bravity that the world has learned of the horrors of daesh. we can't erase the memories, but we can do it bring the terrorists responsible to justice. over 130,000 of you global citizens have taken action. you've called for justice for i can't women like her. just this week we led the u.n. security council finally do something.women like her. just this week we led the u.n. security council finally do something. we agreed for set up an
investigation team that will help iraq collect and preserve the evidence of acts that may amount to war crime, crimes against humanity and agagenocid committed by isil. our message to the terrorists is this. you will never win. there is no escape from justice. i'm proud that we could play our part in making this happen. we did it for you and for other survivors like you. thank you. >> empowering women leads to job creation, economic development and more sustainable communities. yet of the trillions of dollars spent by large corporations on suppliers every year, only 1% goes to women-owned businesses
globally. today it's my pleasure to introduce two women pioneering efforts in their home countries, south africa and costa rica. please welcome to the stage them both as well as the ceo of we connect international who have a special announcement to make on behalf of multinational corporatio corporations. >> hello global citizens. i'm vimala from south africa. i own the southern africa institute of learning and we offer education and training services to companies of all sizes. i'm proud to be a reconnect international certified woman seas owned business and woman
entrepreneur. now is the time for all women business owners to have equal opportunities to access markets and help create urgently needed jobs in africa and beyond. >> and i am the owner of an architecture firm and proud mother of a son who watched me grow my business from an idea into one of the fastest growing construction companies in costa rica today. i love all of the hard work. i am now doing business with
companies and i want women entrepreneurs of the world to fight for their ideas and to reach their full potential. i hope all of you will join global citizen corporations to buy more from women-owned businesses like ours. >> and i'm lelizabeth vags quezada from we connect international and i'm proud to stand here and collectively pledge $400 million to buy from women-owned businesses over the next three years. but especially in developing countries. this commitment together with corporate commitments made over
the last 12 months here on the global citizen stage represents a total of $1 billion in spend with women. thank you for your commitment. >> hello new york, how are we feeling today? still not that great? it's gotten cooler. all right. let me talk to you about these wonderful people that i'm going to be introducing. if i could have two seconds of your time to something serious, okay? scars left behind by violence, war and abuse run deep. where can we help is to pledge
our support and today we're making a move in that direction. it is my pleasure to on introduce these amazing people, global citizen ambassador, mental health advocate and global superstar demi lovato. save the children carolyn miles and hugh evans. >> good evening. global citizen is so excited to announce demi lovato as our new ambassador for mental health with a special focus on vulner shl communities. to kick off this partnership, we are launching an initiative with demi and save the children which will support the emotional recovery of displaced children
in iraq and the wider region. >> i'm proud to call on governments around the world to prioritize mental health as a key agenda. endings stigma around mental illness and supporting internally displaced children to on build physical and mental resilience through education and access to justice is not a choice, it needs to happen and it needs to happen now. >> by supporting saf ining save children's heart brahm in irpro iraq, we can and will have a liv life-transforms effect for children. >> save the children is extremely grateful to partner with you and with global citizens to bring our heart
program to iraq for the first time. as you have seen firsthand, displaced children in iraq with starved from the memories of extreme try lens thviolence thad through, some suffer from vivid walking nightmares or are true traumatized to even talk.painti music, children can reflect how they are feeling and start on the road to recovery. the heart program will allow them to process their grief, begin the healing process and rebuild their self-confidence and trust in others. so after enduring such darkness,
displaced children in iraq will now be offered a glimmer of hope thanks to you. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> please welcome to the stages congressman madler from new york city. >> i'm proud to welcome you to my congress ional district and o be with you. it is an honor to join you as we work toward a world without extreme poverty. if we end poverty, we need to get serious about equality for girls and wait a minute. it is a fact when women are economically empowered, economies grow. together we have the power to stand up for what is right, to on speak out for those whose voices go unheard. let us take action and stop the cuts to foreign aid.
♪ baby come on, if the sun don't shine on me today ♪ ♪ and if the subways flood and bridges break ♪ ♪ will you lay yourself down and dig your grave or will you rail against your dying day ♪ ♪ and when we looked outside couldn't even see the sky ♪ ♪ how do you pay the rent, is it your parents, or is it hard work dear ♪ holding the atmosphere, i don't wanna live like that yeah ♪ ♪ if the sun don't shine on me
today if the subways flood and bridges break ♪ ♪ so jesus christ can't save me tonight put on your dress, yes, wear something nice ♪ oh, oh, oh, decide on me, yeah, decide on us ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, illinois, illinois ♪ ♪ so pack yourself a toothbrush dear, pack yourself a favorite blouse ♪ ♪ take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out, cause if we don't leave this town, we might never make it out ♪
♪ and i don't feel nothing at all, and you can't see past my blinders. oh, ophelia, you've been on my mind since the flood, oh, o ophel ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love ♪ ♪ got a little paycheck, you got big plans and you gotta move 2340e9 and i don't feel nothing at all ♪ ♪ and you can't feel nothing small ♪i don't feel nothing at ♪ and you can't feel nothing small ♪ ♪ ♪ honey i love you, that's all
[ cheers and applause ] >> can you help us sing this song just a little bit? i want to teach you the words a little bit if you don't know. it goes -- ♪ keep your head up keep your love ♪ keep your head up ♪ i love you ♪ >> let me here you now! ♪ keep your head up >> a little louder! ♪ keep your head up yeah ♪ ♪
i can't be -- it's better to feel pain ♪ than nothing at all the opposite of love ♪ ♪ so pay attention now ♪ yes, i'm standing on the porch screaming out ♪ and i won't stop ♪ >> all right. let me hear you! ♪ so keep your head up keep your love going ♪ keep your head up in love ♪ >> a little louder! ♪ keep your head up
your love ♪ keep your head up, and your love ♪ and i don't blame you ♪ oh, what i feel all of these years ♪ i would do the same ♪ yes, and i don't need this anymore ♪ never trusted ♪ >> a one, two, a one, two, three, four! ♪ and what you got, ooh-ooh i can't be told, i, i, can't be told ♪ >> real loud on this first one. real loud! ♪ oh-oh
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> before we continue this next song a few words to share with you. as we all know hurricanes maria and irma caused death and destruction across the caribbean hitting islands sump at puerto rico. united states launched appeal for the region for $27 million to help the 265,000 people affected, in addition to $56 million action plan for cuba. not to mention the ongoing needs
in india, nepal and bangladesh. tonight we call on the governments of sweden, france and italy to step up and provide the life-saving funds needed for food, shelter and medical care for millions of people facing these crises. please welcome the prime minister of antigua and barbuda, honorable gaston a. brown. [ applause ] >> thank you. distinguished global citizens, climate change is real. [ cheers ] it does not respect borders. it doesn't care if you are a big or small country, whether or not you are rich or poor. with hurricane irma, my sister island of barbuda was decimated
and completely evacuated. last week we witnessed maria's demolition of our neighbor dominica. the government of antigua is doing its part in recovery and rebuilding efforts for barbuda, but we cannot do it alone. we are appealing for international assistants to aid in redevelopment and settlement of the population of barbuda. i take this opportunity to thank you in anticipation for your kind assistance. i thank you. enjoy the rest of the show. [ cheers and applause ] >> once again, we encourage you. it's very easy, text "flood" to 54459 now to take action. please do that. it's so easy. thank you for being here. incredible experience for us. have a great rest of your night. so here goes.
this is going to be our last song. thank you. i also got to say i never thought i'd share a stage with jane goodall and stevie wonder in one night. so this is pretty amazing for us. ♪ someone told me long ago there's a calm before the storm ♪ i know ♪ ♪ it's been coming for some time ♪ yesterday and days before ♪ sun is cold and rain is hard i know ♪ ♪ shining down like water ♪ i want to know have you ever seen the rain ♪ ♪ i want to know have you ever
seen the rain ♪ coming down on a sunny day ♪ ♪ ♪ i was young and when you knelt by my mattress and asked about me ♪ ♪ i was sad you asked it because i laid and my father in a casket i had no pain ♪ yeah ♪ and i lived before prince and a stain on the carpet and i don't like my heartbeat when you left town ♪
but i must admit it and i would marry you in an instant ♪ be my wife i'd be your mistress just to have you around ♪ but i was late for this, late for that ♪ late for the love of my life ♪ ♪ and when i die, when i die alone, die i'll be on ♪ yeah ♪ while i feel discouraged and burning in me ♪ my flesh was my currently that i held dear ♪ so i die a taxi and the traffic distracts me ♪ and the strangers in my back seat they will find me ♪ but i was late for this, late for that ♪ late for the love of my life ♪
>> this last year our government promised all nigerian citizens will have access to a safe and hygienic toilet by 2025 or sooner. we take this promise very seriously. utilize all available resources to ensure the health, dignity and productivity of our people. especially our women and girls. and, therefore, i am here today on behalf of the president to place a nigeria walk with partners, 5 million people to complete this by 2018. [ applause ] this will improve well-being, grow our economy and boost the dignity of the nigerian people and get us one step closer to our 2030 goal of universal access to sanitation and hygiene. thank you, global citizens.
let's walk together to make this dream a reality. [ applause ] >> as a navy s.e.a.l. who risked his life to protect our country, congressman scott taylor understands the importance of america's global leadership. please welcome republican congressman scott taylor of virginia to the stage. [ cheers and applause ] >> good evening, global citizen! it's great to be here with you and and honor to represent virginia and here on behalf of them stepping up and helping those in need is a fundamental american value. our leadership is needed op the world stage for strength, stability and as a beacon of moral responsibility. i have seen firsthand and been inspired by american leadership from the hills of haiti to the cocoa fields of colombia to the sands of yemen. but our work is not done. now is not the time to cut
foreign aid. let's make it better. partnerships must be forged, bureaucracies broken and aid traced, monitored and more effective. it is time for us, all of us, to shape and lead this world for the next century and beyond! thank you! god bless you and god bless these united states! [ applause ] >> please welcome to the stage lupita and deborah lee furness. >> this festival is about freedom and justice for all. but unfortunately in america, many people still feel the impact of racial injustice. >> do you know more than 4,000 african-americans were lynched in this country between the civil war and the civil rights movement civil rights leader brian stephenson believes to move towards a more just society we must confront our shared past. >> recently mr. stephenson and
his organization the equal justice initiative collaborated with google to bring online their recertain on the history of lynching. our next performer, two-time grammy ay ward winner andra day recently -- >> whew! >> yes. recently joined forces with the equal justice initiative to help raise awareness of this project, and of the legacy of lynching. >> before she comes onstage, let's hear a little more from brian stephenson. brian? >> i don't believe we're free in america. i think we're haunted by our history of racial inequality. burdened by this legacy created by slavery and lynching and segregation. and whether you're born in 2017 or 1930, you are affected by the environment we have created by being silent. i don't think slavery ended in 1865. i think it evolved.
we had mobs of thousands of people gathering in courthouse yards and in fields doing horrific things to people and we haven't done anything to acknowledge that. it is american history, and for us to recover from that violence from that terrorism, we all have to know it and we have to talk about it. this project in particular is a project about tearing down those boundaries. google has a kind of expertise, a kind of knowledge about information, and they've been able to take what we know about lynching and what we have heard from the families we have spent time with, and make that knowledge accessible to a lot more people. i think it will compel us to think differently about what we need to do to correct the past, to address the past, but also how we make a better future. [ applause ]
[ cheers and applause ] >> so that was a song that was written over 80 years ago, and unfortunately, the message in the song is still just as relevant today as it was then. and that song was first sung by a woman, billie holiday, who -- [ cheers ] -- yes. at the threat of her own life stood up for something and i want to encourage you all to stand up for something today and continue to stand up for something. let's do it for them. ♪ you can have all the money in your hands ♪ all the possessions anyone can ever have but there's always a treasure, true worth is only better by
what you got, what you got in your heart ♪ you can have, you can have everything what is in, what is in me ♪ it all means nothing if you don't stand up for something ♪ you can't just talk that talk you got to walk that walk ♪ yes, you do, it all means nothing ♪ if you don't stand up for something ♪ and i'll stand up for you ♪ and i'll stand up for you ♪ yes, i will yes, i will ♪ you do the best, to do the best that you can do ♪ then you can look in the mirror,
proud of who's looking back at you ♪ define the life you're living not by what you take but what you're giving ♪ and if you bet on love there's no way you'll ever lose ♪ so take a stand make a stand for what's right ♪ it's always worth, always worth the fight ♪ it all means nothing ♪ if you don't stand up for something ♪ so you can't just talk the talk you got to walk that walk yes, you do ♪ it all means nothing ♪ if you don't stand up for something and i'll stand up for you ♪ self-respect, dignity, if that's all you got then you got all you
need ♪ and without that you don't have a thing ♪ oh, no, no ♪ without that, telling you, you don't have a thing, oh ♪ it all means nothing, oh, if you don't stand for something ♪ so you can't just talk the talk you got to walk that walk ♪ yes, you do, oh-oh, it all means nothing ♪ if you don't stand up for something ♪ and i'll stand up for you ♪ stand up, stand for you ♪ i'll stand up for you stand up ♪ and i'll stand up for you ♪ ooh-ooh ♪ ooh ♪
i'll stand up for you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. i would like to take a moment, ladies and gentlemen, to introduce you to four young people who stand up for something every day. >> i'm dennis from uganda. i stand up for university health coverage. my family -- [ cheers ] -- my family and i brought to nearly 2,000 children, vaccines. >> i'm uzma in pakistan. i stand up for safety and quality for women and girls. [ cheers ] i reported over 50 cases of
first-child marriage, kidnapping and acid attacks against women. >> i'm shome from bangladesh. i stand up for sanitation. my actions helped tweep 15,000 peop keep 15,000 people from getting sick. [ cheers ] >> i'm divinia from jamaica. i stand up for girls' education. i collect e eed 1.5 million pen and so far have sent 228 girls to school. [ cheers ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for these four amazing global citizens. and i want to dedicate this next song to them, because they saw a need, and i want to dedicate it
to you all as well because they saw a need and rose to the occasion and that's exactly why we're here celebrating you all today. so this song is called "rise up". lift your hearts with me and sing. ♪ broken out and going around on a merry go-round and you can't find the fire, the fighter, but i see it in you so we gonna walk it out ♪ ooh did ooh and move mountains ♪ we gonna walk it out ♪ move moutens ♪ and i'll rise up, i'll rise like the day ♪ i'll rise up i'll rise unafraid ♪ i'll rise up ♪ and i'll do it 1,000 times
again ♪ for you ♪ you ooh-ooh, ooh ♪ you ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ and when the silence isn't quiet ♪ and it feels like it's getting hard to breathe ♪ and i know you feel like dying, but i promise you we'll take the world to its feet ♪ and move mountains ♪ bring it to its feet ♪ move ♪ and i'll rise up, i'll rise like the day ♪ i'll rise up, i'll rise unafraid ♪ i'll rise up
i'll rise up in spite of the ache ♪ and i will rise 1,000 times again ♪ and we'll rise up ♪ rise like the waves ♪ ♪ we'll rise up in spite of the ache ♪ we'll rise up and we'll do it 1,000 times again ♪ for you ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ you ooh-ooh ♪ ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ ooh-ooh ♪ for you ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh ♪ oh, oh ♪ we will rise you can rise, you are rising ♪
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> oh! >> and doing programming in the middle east for the past six years. community art is critical for refugees and refugee camps, because it gives people a reason to wake up in the morning. the arts themselves especially when made on a public scale. it can be able to provide and opportunity for children in such serious trauma, a chance to be able to communicate to their own
communities what they care about and also communicate to the world what's important to them. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> they have been through trauma. they've been through, you know, so many horrific things, and it's really important for the young people in those communities to have positive activities to have a creative outlet. this past year the funding for the programs we going to be doing in palestinian refugee camps did not come through. and so there were kids who would have had these experiences, who would have had these amazing outlets creatively and been able to connect with their community and that wasn't able to happen. in this refugee camp there's not a lot of joy. there's not a lot to be happy about and this is one of the few
things they have these kind of art space programs, and if that gets cut i can't even imagine what these kids will be left with. the funding cuts happening all across the world right now are something that's very, very difficult for people who are relying on this, both for necessities but also for hope for the future. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> global citizens 200 -- [ cheers ] -- 264 million children are out of school globally. girls the worst of this unimaginable statistic. 15 million primary school aged girls will never step foot in a classroom. >> this situation -- sorry. this situation is even harder when children live in a conflict zone or have experienced a
natural disaster in times of crisis, which we know that's going on now. up to 35% of children miss out completely on an education. >> the impact of not being in school is devastating on a child's ability to earn and income down the road. which in turn negatively impacts communities and nations. every year a child stays in school her earning power increases by 10%. so the economic impact of 250 million children not getting a bake education is equivalent to losing $129 billion a year. >> too many. but there is hope. the global partnership for education works to make sure the world's poorest countries get the funding they need for education, and the education cannot wait fund ensures that children in conflict zones can continue their educations. >> global citizens have already taken 1.6 million accesses to
support global education. >> whew! >> which have led to 57 commitments and announcements worth $2.4 billion, and set to affect the lives of 60 million people by 2030. so far 15 million lives have already been impacted, and you can take action right now, too. just textbooks to 54459 to get started, and it is my great honor to introduce a video by a true global citizen and champion of girls' education, former first lady michelle obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> good evening, global citizens, as you all come together to celebrate tonight's theme for freedom, for justice and for all, i'm thrilled that you're dedicating the next part of this concert to bringing those aspirations to life for girlgs around the world. too many of whom still can't get the education they need to provide for themselves and their families, and make their voices heard in the world.
now, this isn't the first time i've talked with you about this issue. i first came to global citizen back in 2015 to ask for your help and i launched an in the campaign for adolescent girls' education and you truly stepped up taking more thanes 1.8 million actions to support girls worldwide. that was an outstanding start, but the fact is, that today 130 million girls of all ages are still not in school. this breaks my heart. both as a woman who's life was transformed by my education, and as the mother of two daughters who want them and every girl on this planets to fulfill her boundless potential and become who and what she's meant to be. so while times may have changed and i may no longer live in the white house, i have no intention of walking away from these girls. i plan to keep on working on this issue for the rest of my life. and i need your help. in the coming months, through
the obama presidential center we'll be announcing new ways to commit your time, energy and resources to this cause. and i look forward to working with partners like global citizen and with all of you to give all of our girls the opportunities they deserve. thanks so much. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right! michelle obama, ladies and gentlemen! how much do we love her? [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: msnbc's coverage of the global citizen festival is sponsored by --
citizen festival in central park. watching live ongoing coverage. just saw andra day, amazing performance. about 60,000 people here with us in central part committed to the cause of eradicating global poverty by 2030. the chainsmokers are coming up next. we're here with you until 10:00 p.m. on the east coast. look at this crowd right now. people getting here all day long. we're going to hear a little bit now about women's education. let's listen in. [ applause ] >> please welcome to the stage minister for development corporation of denmark, ula turness. >> how can a young girl go to school if she's forced to marry? or if her road to school is unsafe? or if pregnancy forces her to drop out? girls and women sexual and
reproductive health and rights are under pressure. conservative voices opposing progressive efforts. global citizens, we need to act on this. when some countries stop fighting for women's right, we intensify ours. when some country lower their voice, we raise ours. when some countries cut their funding, we increase ours. denmark may be a small country, but our voices are loud. can you hear me, global citizens? [ cheers ] and i'm very pleased to announce that the danish government will double the funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights. [ cheers and applause ] next year we will set aside more thanes 110 million u.s. dollars
for global efforts but we won't stop there, because intensifying the fight for girls and women's rights is more urgent than ever before. i've just proposed the doubling of our funding for unfpa global development efforts to 65 million u.s. dollars, and i've proposed to allocate 15 million u.s. dollars to the education cannot wait fund. and approximately 11 million u.s. dollars to unicef. now, please, welcome to the stage, the former prime minister of australia and chair of global partnership for education, julia gillered, and senegal's ambassador, the permanent representative of senegal to the united nations. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you so much. last year i stood before you here in new york, and i asked
you to work with us and our ambassador rianna to help change the destiny of the 264 million girls and boys who are currently out of school. in the year since you, global citizens, have urged world leaders nearly 300,000 times. you've been telling them to step up and make this year the year for education, and they've heard you, because of all of the actions you have taken, education was prioritized on the g-20 agenda this year for the first time, and will continue to be prioritized in the next year. thank you, global citizens. [ cheers and applause ] >> global citizens, it is an honor indeed, a privilege, to be here on this stage tonight. on behalf of senegal, a small west african country of only 14
million people in celebration of education. the government and the people of senegal consider the lack of education as the biggest injustice, the worst disease, and the worstgedy a human being can face. for the first time joining efforts to ensure over 800 million people enjoy one of the most important rights. that of the right to education. it is an honor on behalf of senegal to introduce a special video presentation by our president. thank you. >> hello, everybody. i'm sorry to not be with you this evening but i just wanted first to thank you for your e-mails, your calls, your tweets. i want to thank global citizens for this commitment.
i know how committed you are. i know how passionate you are. and we need you. we need you for that precisely. we have a lot of global challenges today. poverty, health, education, and your commitment, your passion is absolutely needed. a few weeks ago i met with rihanna as ambassador for education. i do believe education is one of the great challenges today. together with the president we decided beginning of 2018 to launch a call, a call for education, and precisely to commit ourselves for the global partnership for education. we want to raise $3.1 billion for the coming years. now we are at $2 billion. that's a huge challenge.
but we have to do so. why? because it's all about education in poor countries, in developing countries. it's all about education precisely to fight against terrorism. fundamentalism. it's all about education to help women to build their life, to have people have a decent life. i do believe we can deliver today and the momentum is now. so, please, don't change. be as passionate and committed as you are. we need it. and be sure i will be as passionate and as committed as you are, especially this evening. have a good concert. i regret not to be with you, but i wish to say hello in the very few weeks or very few months, and i wish to deliver with you
for this challenge altogether. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> please welcome republican congressman charlie dent of pennsylvania to the stage. >> as the greatest country in the world, the united states has always lent a helping hand to those in need. it's a central part of who we are as americans. like the marshall plan, which was and is the gold standard of american foreign assistance. foreign assistance is good for humanity and it advances american interests around the world. i have spent significant time in congress advocating for funding for development programs, including pepfar and global education. i'm also a proud advocate of the global partnership for education and i've worked with my colleagues to increase funding for this important program. global citizens have taken
nearly 400,000 actions, calling on congress to stop the cuts to the state department and foreign assistance. i hear you, global citizens. continue to speak out and together, we'll change the world. thank you! [ cheers and applause ] >> who's ready to hear from some hometown heroes? these new yorkers are one of the hottest acts right now and have garnered more than one billion spotify plays alone for their hit "closer." global citizens, get on your feet and get moving! make some noise for the chain
♪ you know i'm sorry ♪ i will make it to your party ♪ got caught up in my own selfishness ♪ ♪ it won't let me be a part of this ♪ ♪ and i know i've started drifing off every second ♪ ♪ i can't wait to leave as soon as i arrive, i count the second ♪ ♪ i know it's pathetic football club -- it, yeah, i said it ♪ ♪ try to tell it like it is, there's a chance i'll regret it, so let's go, and we can play pretend like we haven't reached the end yet ♪ ♪ down and down we go ♪ we'll search this place we know ♪ ♪ before one of us takes a
>> central park, how's everyone feeling? let's sing some songs. you guys ready? ♪ ♪ hey doing just fine before i met you ♪ ♪ drink too much and that's an issue ♪ ♪ but okay ♪ and hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them ♪ ♪ but i hope i never see them again ♪ ♪ i know it breaks you up ♪ four years on call ♪ and now -- can't stop
♪ no i can't stop ♪ so hold me closer in the back seat -- >> i'll do it with you. ♪ ♪ so baby pull me closer in the back seat of your rover ♪ ♪ that i know you can't afford like that tattoo on your shoulder ♪ ♪ pull the sheets right off the corner ♪ ♪ or the mattress that you stole from your roommate back in boulder ♪ ♪ get everything in order ♪ ♪ never get in order ♪ never get in order
♪ ♪ the day i met you ♪ i felt bad ♪ why i left you insane ♪ stay, play that blink 182 song that -- get it! ♪ i know it breaks your heart ♪ move to the city and i broke down ♪ ♪ four years no call ♪ now you're looking for me ♪ no i can't stop ♪ no i can't stop ♪ so baby pull me closer in the back seat of your rover ♪ ♪ that i know you can't afford ♪ like that tattoo on your shoulder pic pull the sheets right off the corner ♪ ♪ or the mattress that you stole from your roommate back in boulder ♪ ♪ we ain't ever getting older
♪ ♪ >> one more time! ♪ ♪ so baby hold me closer in the back seat of your rover ♪ ♪ that i know you can't afford ♪ like that tattoo on your shoulder ♪ ♪ pull the sheets right off the corner of the mattress that you stole ♪ ♪ from your roommate back in boulder ♪ ♪ we ain't ever getting older. ♪ we ain't ever getting older ♪ we ain't ever getting older ♪ we ain't ever getting older ♪ no we ain't ever getting older ♪ ♪ we ain't ever getting older ♪ no we ain't ever getting older
♪ ♪ ♪ we ain't ever getting older ♪ we ain't ever getting older [ cheers and applause ] >> central park, i want to hear you guys chant along with us. ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ it's 5:00 a.m. and i'm on the radio, i'm supposed to call you back ♪ ♪ i don't know what to say at all ♪ ♪ there's this girl she wants me to take her home ♪ ♪ she don't really love me, though ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm just on the radio ♪ and i'm not gonna tell you that i'm over it ♪
♪ cause i think about it every night i'm not sober ♪ ♪ i know i keep these feelings to myself like i don't even know anybody else ♪ ♪ but you're not the only one on my mind if i'm being honest ♪ ♪ if i'm being honest ♪ you said i should be honest ♪ so i'm being honest ♪ 6:00 a.m. i'm so far away from you ♪ ♪ yeah i don't want to let you down, what am i supposed to do ♪ ♪ it's been three weeks at least now since i've been gone ♪ ♪ and i don't even like the road ♪ ♪ i'm just on the radio ♪ and i'm not gonna tell you that i'm over it ♪ ♪ because i think about it every
♪ ♪ if we go down then we go down together ♪ ♪ they say you could do anything ♪ ♪ they'll say that i was clever ♪ ♪ if we go down ♪ then we go down together ♪ we'll get away with everything ♪ ♪ and show them we are better ♪ if we go down ♪ let's show them we are better ♪ ♪ if we go down ♪ let's show them we are better ♪ ♪ if we go down ♪ let's show them we are better ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ i want something just like this ♪ ♪ ♪ spiderman's control ♪ batman is fierce ♪ clear the air ♪ don't see myself on that list ♪ ♪ see said where you want to go ♪ ♪ head coaow much you want to r♪ ♪ i'm not looking for somebody with super human gifts ♪ ♪ some superhero, some fairy tale bliss ♪ ♪ somebody i can turn to ♪ i want something just like
♪ turn me down down down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down down down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down down down ♪ ♪ crashing hit a wall ♪ right now i need a miracle ♪ hurry-up now i need a miracle ♪ ♪ reaching out ♪ i call your name but you're not around ♪ ♪ i say your name but you're not around ♪ ♪ i need ya i need ya i need ya
right now. yeah i need you right now ♪ ♪ so don't let me don't let me down ♪ ♪ i hope you'll be here when i need you the most ♪ ♪ don't let me ♪ don't let me ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don don't let me down ♪ ♪ don't let me down ♪ i need ya i need ya i need ya right now ♪ ♪ yeah, i need ya right now ♪ don't let me ♪ don't let me ♪ don't let me down
♪ it's in my head when i need you the most ♪ ♪ so don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ yeah don't let me down ♪ don't let me down ♪ so don't let me down ♪ don't let me down. >> we are the chain smokers, thank you so much! [ cheers and applause ] before we leave, can i get everyone's hands up in the air right now. i want to take a photo and post it on instagram to inspire people to get on this bus.
come on, get them up, all the way back. one, two, three, y'all ready? global citizens, let's do this! thank you guys so much. have a great night. [ cheers and applause ] >> rewatch all your favorite festival moments on youtube and twitter thanks to t-mobile. coming up, senator chris coons makes a commitment to end famine, and green day! >> let's hear it for the chain smokers! they were good. global citizens, right now, south sudan, nigeria, somalia and yemen, are on the verge of famine. 20 million people including 1.4 million children are at risk of starvation. >> there isn't enough affordable food for people to buy. this leads to hunger, mal
nutrition, and in extreme cases, death. millions more face foot insecurities across the region. >> now, these issues are caused by conflict, like the civil war in south sudan, or by boko haram's acts of terror in nigeria, and the majority of chronically mal nourished people live in countries affected by conflict. >> earlier this year, the u.n. issued a call for 4.9 billion in funding to stave off famine in all four countries. so far, $2.7 billion has been raised. the u.s. has been the largest contributor to the famine appeal. but as the government mulls drastic cuts to foreign aid, there's no guarantee the u.s. will be able to provide this support in the future. >> global citizens have already taken almost 75,000 actions to support food and hunger issues during this campaign, but there's something you can do right now. text food to 54459 to get
started. >> right now in south sudan, there's no food, because of the insecurity. war began, people were killed, and the roads were immediately blocked. those who are trapped within the town, they cannot access food anymore. so the situation became uncontrollable. that's why i decided to move on. bidi bidi is a refugee camp in northern uganda, one of the largest in the world. here in bidi bidi, basic needs have not been easy. many people came without anything. the food ratio which they receive, you find thought in actually sense, this progress is not enough. i'm not used to just sitting down and waiting for something to be done. that's why i made my mind to help the refugees to work in the settlement. supporting them in terms of food
♪ >> now please welcome on stage david beasley, executive director of the world food program and u.s. senator chris coons. [ applause ] . >> hello global citizens and new york! i've got some very bad news and i've got some good news. the bad news is for the first time in decades, world hunger is going up. over 800 million men, women, and children don't know where their next meal is going to come from. and the answer and the question comes, why? m man-made conflict. man-made conflict is driving hunger all over the world.
syria, iraq, south sudan, yemen, myanmar. but the question is, what can we do about it? how do we end starvation? and the answer is me and you. we can use food not as a weapon of war, but a weapon of peace. and this man right here, this democrat senator, working with republican senators in the united states congress, and bringing the president and the united states and congress together, and the good news, this week, the united states announced $1.3 billion to humanitarian aid. you are making a difference, your voice is being heard, god bless you. senator coons? >> thank you, david. hello, i'm u.s. senator chris coons from delaware. just a few months ago in april, i traveled to the bidi bidi refugee settlement in uganda, one of the main countries dealing with the largest
humanitarian crisis since world war ii. in uganda alone, there's over a million refugees who have fled violence and famine in south sudan. the humanitarian crisis in south sudan is a bipartisyproduct of war and man-made violence. but here's the thing, the solution is man-made. guess what, you are the solution. here's what you've already done. global citizens made over 60,000 actions, calling on congress to respond to famine. and thanks to your action, my colleagues in the senate and i have proposed over 300 million more dollars this year to fund international disaster assistance. in total the u.s. senate has called for $1.6 billion in funding for food assistance and $3.1 billion in funding for international disaster assistance. we're calling on the house of representatives, on the president, to follow our lead,
and we need your help. so here's what i'm asking you to do tonight. reach out to your member of congress, reach out to your senators, let them know that together we are all global citizens. and we support american foreign aid! thank you tonight! [ applause ] >> new york city, how we doing tonight! what a beautiful night here in this beautiful city. before we welcome our next act, we want to take a moment to share with all of you a beautiful tribute to all the work that you did to get here, and all that you've achieved tonight. the empire state building is lit up in your honor. we're going to show it to you live right now. incredible. and i'm really excited to be introducing our next musical guest which some of you in the crowd have guessed.
[ cheers and applause ] for decades punk rock has transsended trends and fads to become one of music's key agents of activism most importantly, they've campaigned tirelessly for foreign aid, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent weeks for those affected by hurricane harvey. ladies and gentlemen, green day! ♪ ♪ >> new york city! get your hands up in the air! ♪ ♪ hey oh ♪ hey oh ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ oh hey ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy
♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh hey ♪ ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh hey ♪ ♪ fight against the enemy ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh hey ♪ ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh
♪ ♪ ♪ >> i want to see everybody jumping up and down! ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh hey ♪ ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh hey ♪ ♪ do you know the enemy ♪ do you know your enemy ♪ you're gonna know the enemy oh hey ♪ ♪ ♪ silence is the enemy ♪ >> this is freedom!
any bag of dog or cat food at petsmart we give a meal to a pet in need? buying your favorite bag of food at petsmart will help us reach our goal of donating more than 60 million meals to shelters and food banks. that means millions of hungry pets across the country (like this little guy) get to eat.
turn your lights on, everybody turn those lights up. i want to see all of them. come on, light it up. shine your light for justice right now! ♪ ♪ i walk a lonely road ♪ the only one that i have ever known ♪ ♪ don't know where it goes ♪ but it's only me and i walk alone ♪ ♪ i walk this empty street -- sing it! >> ♪ ♪ on the boulevard of broken dreams ♪ ♪ on the city streets and i'm the only one and i walk alone ♪ >> that's right. ♪ ♪ i walk alone i walk alone ♪ i walk alone i -- sing it!
♪ ♪ my shadow's the only one that walks beside me ♪ ♪ my shadow's heart is the only thing that's beating ♪ ♪ sometimes i wish someone out there would find me ♪ ♪ until then i walk alone [ cheers and applause ] >> that's how it's done in new york city, baby! ♪ ♪ >> give it up! ♪ ♪ i'm walking down the line
♪ that divides me somewhere in my mind ♪ ♪ on the border line of the edge of where i walk alone ♪ ♪ read between the lines ♪ ♪ check my vital signs ♪ i walk alone i walk alone. >> come on! ♪ ♪ i walk alone ♪ ♪ my shadow's only one that walks beside me ♪ ♪ my shadow heart's the only thing that's beating ♪ ♪ sometimes i wish someone out there will find me ♪ ♪ till then i walk alone. >> get them up!
come on, i want to hear you, i want to hear all of you! [ cheers and applause ] >> this is a demonstration! this ain't no political party now. this is a celebration! ♪ i walk this empty street -- sing it! ♪ ♪ on the boulevard of broken dreams ♪ ♪ where the city sleeps and i'm the only one and i walk a -- my shadow's only the one that walks beside me ♪ ♪ my shadow heart's the only thing that's beating ♪ ♪ sometimes i wish someone out there will find me ♪ ♪ till then i walk alone.
>> the first known hiv aids epidemic is thought to have occurred in the democratic republic of the congo in the 1970s. since then, more than 76 million people have been affected by the virus and 30 million people have died from aids-related diseases. today there are roughly 36 million people living with hiv-aids around the world. but, and as you'll hear tonight, we are closer than ever to having a vaccine that would save countless lives around the world. here with a very special performance that speaks eloquently to that issue, please welcome back green day! [ cheers and applause ]
>> you guys, this is beautiful. [ cheers and applause ] >> thanks to everybody that helped make a night like tonight possible. of all the wonderful acts, all the people behind the scenes, nypd, everybody, thank you so much. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ summer has come and past ♪ the innocent can never last ♪ wake me up when september ends ♪ ♪ like my fathers come to pass ♪ 30 years has gone so fast ♪ wake me up when september
♪ so make the best of this test and don't ask why ♪ ♪ it's not a question but a lesson learned in time ♪ ♪ it's something unpredictable but in the end it's right ♪ ♪ i hope you had the time of your life ♪ ♪ so take the photographs and still frames in your mind ♪ ♪ hang them on a shelf in good health and good time ♪ ♪ tattoo's and memories and dead skin on trial ♪ ♪ for what it's worth it was worth all the time ♪ ♪ it's something unpredictable but in the end it's right ♪ ♪ i hope you had the time of your life ♪
[ cheers and applause ] >> give it up for green day! [ cheers and applause ] >> well, citizens, i am honored to welcome to the stage, oscar, emmy, grammy, toni award winner, activist and a great friend to global citizen. ladies and gentlemen, whoopi goldberg. [ cheers and applause ] >> i want to tell you something right now. i wish you could see what i see. because when i look out at all of this, i say, this is how you change the world. [ cheers and applause ] you don't have to wait for anybody. you can do it on your own.
when i was younger, a while ago, a terrible epidemic hit us. it was called aids. nobody knew what it was, where it came from, how you got it. people panicked and were afraid and left people dying on the streets all over. it marked a generation of people. and people have fought hard and long to find a cure. and to find people who will stand with them to say, i love you no matter what. are you all ready to do that? i mean, in the way, way back, are you cool with that? people just need you to say you're okay with me. can you say that? you're okay with me. say it over there. you're okay with me. and i stand with you. this is how we change the world, one person at a time, saying this is what has to happen and
i'm not going to take the bs any more. can you say that? i'm not going to take the b.s. any more. i'm not going to take the b.s. any more. scream it. remember how that felt. well, hugh, that's about all i was going to say. i want people to put something up on the screen. so we can say other things that are important. >> we got anything to add? no, listen, there is hope. there is hope for -- ladies and gentlemen, the good news, scientific breakthroughs in the public and private sectors have led to sophisticated drugs that can extend a person's life by decades. last year, more than half the people living with aids had access to anti-retro viral medication. rates have fallen since they
peeked in 2005. >> global citizens have taken 1.74 million actions in the last six years. resulting in 48 commitments and announcements were 8.2 billion which are set to affect the lives of 626 million people by 2030. crucially. more than 34% of these commitments are on track with 359 lives already impacted today. you can take more action right now. text health to 54459. that's health to 54459. and here to share an incredibly exciting development is johnson & johnson's chief scientific officer, paul
steffles. >> good evening, global citizens. good evening. good occasion, global citizens. as a young physician in africa, i saw first hand how hiv devastated the lives of friends, family, and entire communities. millions died, millions more were orphaned, the world feared hiv/aids. today, 30 years later, thanks to the work of the global community, we have changed hiv into a manageable condition. treatable with one pill once a day, living a near normal life with hiv. once a dream, it is now reality for millions.
but hiv is far from over. it continues to be deadly for many. for those who do get treatment, it means taking pills for the rest of their lives. at johnson & johnson we are determined to do more true innovation. for the first -- for the past 10 years, we have been working on an hiv vaccine using an innovative technology platform. the same technology we are using to make vaccines for ebola and zika. now, we are excited to share with you the substantial progress on our hiv vaccine and commitment to accelerate our hiv vaccine and bring it to the world. our hiv vaccine is a global vaccine, it's meant to protect against the variety of hiv strains. in early stage clinical studies, we have seen 100% immune response in 350 healthy
volunteers who participated in the study. today we are thrilled to announce for the first time that we are going into large scale efficacy testing of the vaccine in humans. as a scientist and a physician, i can tell you, this vaccine holds the promise of groundbreaking development. we all know that science is unpredictable. but these results may be more optimistic than ever that we will get to a vaccine in our lifetime and prevent people from contracting hiv forever. global citizens, you have my promise that all of us at johnson & johnson will not rest until we defeat hiv. thank you for being a partner in this great mission and raising your voice to change the world. together we will make hiv history. thank you.
>> hey, i don't know if you realize what dr. paul stoffels told you. he said they are this close to a cure for hiv/aids. that's what he told you. we've been waiting for this for a long time, baby. and right now, i am pleased to welcome three brave people from around the world who live with and night to end hiv/aids. please welcome to the stage, cindy maguaya who you just met in our video. hiv survivor. eric sawyer, an aids activist and survivor. kenli saquissae.
>> as a young woman living with hiv in south africa. i face many challenges in excess with my treatment. every month i have to walk 8 kilometers to the clinic to get my hiv treatment. i have to collect my medication because it's my life. if i fall sick, what will happen to my daughter? >> i contracted hiv before the discovery of the hiv virus. after seeing scores of people dear to me fall victim to death, indifference and stigma. i helped start the aids activist group act up. i then came together with three of my friends to found the aids housing group, house iing works. we dedicated ourselves to serving new york's most
neglected population, the tens of thousands of homeless men, women and children living with hiv/aids. today i'm proud to say that this group, that many of you know as housing works, is new york's leading hiv advocacy organization for homeless and low income people. act up, fight back, fight aids. act up, fight back, fight aids. act up, fight back, fight aids. >> i speak to you today as someone living with hiv, who was able to lead a healthy, normal life, and that's because i have access to high quality treatment. but many people around the world today are not so lucky.
i have lost clo friends and family members to aids. for this reason i have dedicated my life to saving the lives of others and fighting for better access to quality affordable treatment, for people living with hiv and aids. i am fortunate enough today to be on this new treatment, which you will hear about a little more shortly. which has truly changed my life for the better. a treatment that until recently was only widely available to people in rich countries. >> you are watching the global citizen festival. >> it gives me great pleasure to -- >> you are watching the global citizens festival live from
faces the worst crisis in many, many decades, because of your thousands of letters and phone calls, i know that we're going to beat this. and we are going to stop 20 million people from being at risk of starvation. >> foreign aid saves lives, it builds economies and keeps us safe here at home. >> i've had the opportunity to see the unprecedented firsthand suffering, a situation that is purely man made. >> as a member of congress, i will continue to advocate for foreign aid. >> senator koons and i continue to press for common sense reforms here at home, so usaid can use our existing dollars more efficiently to feed millions more people every day, at no extra cost. >> thank you so much for your activist. please keep it up.
>> i'm cory booker from new jersey, i know foreign aid matters to you as it does to me. >> i'm earl bloomen aur representing portland in congress. >> i'm ted liu, a member of the house foreign affairs committee. >> i travel the planet earth, i love it when i see american flags up in offices. how our interventions helped empair the next generation. fresh water. >> today, more people have access to a cell phone than a toilet. lack of water and sanity izatiz brings disease. >> be an activist, don't remain silent. keep calls coming to congress,
let be know that this is an american value. >> together we can make a difference to help the world's poorest. [ cheers and applause ] >> please welcome to the stage, toronto raptors nba star, humanitarian and global citizen health advocate, certain ibaka. >> hello, global citizens. i'm serge ibaka, i grew up in congo, i have 18 brothers and sisters, i know how hard it is to live on the streets and in poverty. but thank god today with my hard work, i can stand up here living my dream, enjoying my life. but one thing i want to let you know, just because you're here tonight, you want to change a lot of people's lives. i want you to be proud of that.
also, i want to thank the group global citizen for everything they're doing. togetherness we can change things. one thing i know is, we're all here for a reason. one reason we're here for. i'm here for a reason, you're here for a reason, it's to change lives. now i welcome to the stage the director of the organization dr. tandros. >> hello global citizens. good evening. yesterday, i had a meeting with a great group of students from north carolina.
they're here tonight. where are you carboro high school? i ask them -- i had a speech initially, i asked them -- i changed that and i asked them what i should say to you tonight. here is what we agreed. we're one human race, and we all have the right to health, if you are healthy, anything is possible. if you don't have health, you have nothing. do you agree? >> yes! >> and no one should get sick and die just because they are po poor. every year, more than a hundred million people are plunged into poverty because of the health
care costs. this is a scandal we must not acce accept. at w.h.o., we're on a mission to make sure and to choose so that no one has to choose between death and poverty. the best way to do that is, to make sure that all people have health coverage. tonight we have agreed to join forces with global citizens to make universal health coverage for all a priority on the global agenda many global citizens, do you believe in health for all? >> yes! >> do you believe in health for all? >> yes! >> i can't hear you! >> yes! >> then keep tweeting.
keep e-mailing. and also calling your leaders to invest in health for all. you have the power. you have the power, make it happen. make health for all happen. you have the power, thank you so much. thank you, thank you. >> over the last few months, global citizens have taken 1.6 million actions in the support of the irradication of extreme poverty. these actions have made world leaders respond. more than 25 members of congress both republicans and democrats are on the record supporting an end to cuts in america's vital foreign aid program, and this is because of you.
we have heard tonight, commitments valued at $3.2 billion which will affect the lives of 220 million people by 2030. thank you for your efforts. now, the real work begins tomorrow. holding these leaders accountable and continuing to fight for the world's pourest. i personally want to thank our presenting partner, gucci and time for change. i want to thank our primary media partner, msnbc and comcast universal, nbc universal. i want to thank our entertainment partner live nation, our global health partner, johnson & johnson, our live stream partner t-mobile. and our other major partners,
citi, hp, cadillac, i heart media, and new york city parks. without their support, the 2017 global citizen festival would not be possible. let's hem give tround of applause. [ cheers and applause ] now, if you'll focus for a second, this is a really important moment. it is my pleasure to introduce to you a great friend of the movement to end extreme poverty, the incredible deputy secretary-general of the united nations amina muhammad. >> thank you, hugh. thank you. hello, new york. this is an amazing evening.
the energy we have in this park today is making very real all the writing we have around the goals in many people's lives. not a few years ago, i had an education in northern nigeria. today many of you know that place to be the birth of boko haram. and yet, today i am the deputy secretary-general of the united nations. so we know that terrorists are not born. we know that there's a set of circumstances, poverty, the lack of an education, excluded from what should be rightly theirs. the global goals for us, are about bringing everyone back in the tent, leaving no one behind. and making sure that every single one of you. and the actions that you have, actually make a difference in the world. you and i know that we're in a pretty big mess, right? we're in a good mess?
a bad mess. that mess is going to be cleaned up by the goals, all 17 of them. in every part of the world, it's going to happen because you are together with us walking the talk over the next 13 years until the end. i want to hear your voice for our agenda. i want to hear you make noise for empowering girls. for ending poverty. for turning slums into cities. for those in despair have hope in their lives today and tomorrow. global citizens, our next performer is going to make our goals not just signed, but sealed and delivered. >> all right, global citizens. are you ready?
i wonder who's next? i know a thing or two about this subject, i can tell you this man is a true superhero. he's a superpower of love, humanity. a force that gives irrepressible support to human rights. a leader to make dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday a national holiday. a 25 time grammy winner. a messenger of peace, a man whose spirit soothes the globe. you know who it is? who? >> stevie wonder! >> i can't hear you. >> stevie wonder!
now what does global citizen mean, it means that all of us are important and are valuable. and we must take care of each other. and this planet. if we don't, we could lose the ultimate video game of life. rhetoric is dangerous. whether it be from a superpower in north america or a superpower in north korea. what we do now is how we work toward a planet that can save and serve our lives and protect our future.
now spiritually some mig say that the all mighty is giving us a warning for how we must appreciate life for it is only through life. that we can make life happen for ourselves and each other. our global brothers and sisters, i didn't come here to preach. but i'm telling you, our spirits must be in the right place. all the time. not just now, but tomorrow and whenever you -- whenever you -- whenever you need to interrupt hate, stand down bigotry,
condemn sexism and find love for all of our global brothers and sisters every day. tonight i'm taking a knee for ameri america. [ chee and applause but not just one knee. i'm taking both knees. both knees in prayer for our planet, our future. our leaders of the world and our globe, amen. i wanted to say that prayer
before i serve you my musical mi mill. is that okay? [ cheers and applause ] >> and by the way, this is my son quamee. my two other children are here, the rest of them are in l.a., they send their love. but my two children -- we're here to celebrate all of you, all of us as global citizens of this planet. are you all ready to have some fun? now, i got stuff all on my kn knees. hang on.
♪ power keep on lyin' ♪ while your people keep on diein' ♪ ♪ world keep on turnin' ♪ cause it won't be too long ♪ i'm so darn glad he let me try it again ♪ ♪ 'cause my last time on earth i lived a whole world of sin ♪ ♪ i'm so glad that i know more than i knew then ♪ ♪ gonna keep on tryin' till i reach my highest ground ♪ ♪ lovers keep on lovin'
♪ believers keep on believin' ♪ sleepers just stop sleepin' ♪ 'cause it won't be too long oh, yeah ♪ ♪ i'm so glad that he let me try it again ♪ ♪ 'cause my last time on earth i lived a whole world of sin ♪ ♪ i'm so glad that i know more than i knew then ♪ ♪ gonna keep on tryin' till i reach my higher ground ♪ ♪ till i reach my higher ground ♪ everybody repeat after me. ♪ i'm gonna go higher higher
♪ like a fool i went and stayed too long now i'm wondering if your love's still strong ♪ ♪ ooh baby, here i am signed sealed, delivered i'm yours ♪ ♪ then that time i went and said good-bye now i'm back and not ashamed to cry ♪ ♪ ooh baby, here i am signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours ♪ ♪ here i am, baby oh, you've got the future in your hand ♪ ♪ signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours here i am, baby ♪ ♪ oh, you've got the future in your hand signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours ♪ ♪ i've done a lot of foolish things that i really didn't mean ♪ ♪ hey, hey, yeah, yeah didn't i, oh, baby ♪ ♪ seen a lot of things
in this old world when i touched them they did nothing, girl ♪ ♪ ooh, baby, here i am signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours ♪ ♪ oh, i'm yours oo-wee babe, you set my soul on fire ♪ ♪ that's why i know you are my only desire ooh, baby, here i am signed, sealed, delivered ♪ ♪ i'm yours here i am, baby oh, you've got the future in your hand ♪ ♪ signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours here i am, baby ♪ ♪ oh, you've got the future in your hand signed, sealed, delivered i'm yours ♪
are you all with me? >> yeah! >> i'm seeing if it you all are with me. ♪ over time i've been building my castle of love ♪ ♪ just for two ♪ though, you never knew you were my reason ♪ ♪ i've gone much too far for you now to say ♪ ♪ that i've got to throw my castle away ♪ ♪ over dreams i have picked out a perfect come true ♪ ♪ though, you never knew it was of you
i've been dreaming ♪ ♪ the sandman has come from too far away ♪ ♪ for you to say come back some other day ♪ ♪ and though you don't believe that they do ♪ ♪ they do come true ♪ for did my dream come true when i looked at you ♪ ♪ and maybe, too if you would believe ♪ ♪ you, too, might be ♪ overjoyed overloved o-o-o-over me ♪
♪ and though the odds say improbable ♪ ♪ what do they know for in romance ♪ ♪ all true love needs is a chance ♪ ♪ and maybe with a chance you will find ♪ ♪ you, too, like i ♪ overjoyed overloved over you-u-u-u ♪ ♪ over you ♪ no new year's day to celebrate ♪ ♪ no chocolate-covered candy heart to give away ♪ ♪ no first of spring
no song to sing ♪ ♪ in fact, it's just another ordinary day ♪ ♪ no april rain no flowers bloom ♪ ♪ no wedding saturday within the month of june ♪ ♪ but what it is is something true ♪ ♪ make up of these three words that i must say to you ♪ ♪ i just called to say i love you ♪ ♪ i just called to say how much i care ♪
no warm july ♪ ♪ and i mean it from the bottom of my heart ♪ ♪ of my heart ♪ of my heart [ cheers and applause ] okay, now i want all the men in the house -- all the young boys, all the men. here we go. i want you all to do this, okay? i want you all to first clap your hands like this. say bom bom bom bom bom. >> and ladies say beep beep ahhh
♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a thing mama ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be standing on the side when you check it out ♪ ♪ they say your style of life's a drag and that you must go other places ♪ ♪ but just don't you feel too bad when you get fooled by smiling faces ♪ ♪ but don't you worry about a thing ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a thing mama ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be standing on the side with when you check it out 12340e9 ♪ ♪ when you get it off your trip ♪ ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a
thing ♪ ♪ i can't hear the audience say it again ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ ♪ everybody needs a change ♪ a chance to check something new ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a thing pretty mama ♪ ♪ 'cause i'll be standing on the side when you check it out ♪ everybody sing ♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ ♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪
♪ do you feel all right ♪ i said do you feel all right >> yeah! ♪ >> stop messing around with this thing, come on, now. i wrote this song in new york on a saturday night, it was raining outside, recorded it the same night, media sound. you know just to give you a little information. listen, we can never let this song happen again we have to
living just enough just enough for the city ♪ ♪ his father works some days for 14 hours and you can bet he barely makes a dollar ♪ ♪ his mother goes to scrub the floors for many and you'd best believe she hardly gets a penny ♪ ♪ living just enough just enough for the city ♪ ♪ his sister's black but she is sort of pretty ♪ ♪ her skirt is short but lord her legs are sturdy ♪ ♪ to walk to school she's got to get up early ♪ ♪ her clothes are old but never are they dirty ♪ ♪ living just enough just enough for the city ♪ ♪ her brother's smart he's got more sense than many ♪
jimmy kimmel this is for your child from me. let's go. 1, 2 -- ♪ isn't she lovely isn't she wonderful ♪ ♪ isn't she precious less than one minute old ♪ ♪ i never thought through love we'd be making one as lovely as she ♪ ♪ but isn't she lovely made from love ♪ ♪ isn't she pretty truly the angels' best ♪ ♪ boy, i'm so happy we have been heaven blessed ♪ ♪ i can't believe what god has done ♪
less than one minute old ♪ ♪ i never thought through love we'd be making one as lovely as she ♪ ♪ but isn't she lovely made from love ♪ ♪ isn't she lovely isn't she wonderful ♪ ♪ isn't she precious less than one minute old ♪ ♪ i never thought through love we'd be making one as lovely as she ♪ ♪ but isn't she lovely made from love ♪
♪ >> hold up, hold up, hold up, i want me and the audience, that's it. you all are going to sing, you're going to be my background, all right? here we go. as a matter of fact, we're going to do a little bit of two songs. we're going to do this too. now, i'm going to give you the first note and you've got to know this song. if you don't you can't be in my group. the first note is this. hit it. and this one. ♪
one that i adore ♪ ♪ you're the only one my heartbeats for ♪ ♪ how i wish that you were mine ♪ ♪ in a kafi or sometimes on a crowded street ♪ ♪ i've been near you but you never noticed me ♪ ♪ my cherie amour won't you tell me how could you ignore that behind that little smile i wore ♪ ♪ how i wish that you were mine ♪ la la la la la la ♪ la la la la la la la ♪ la la la la la la ♪ la la la la la la ♪ maybe somebody you'll see my face among the crowd ♪
♪ maybe some day i'll share your little distant cloud ♪ ♪ oh, cherie amour, pretty little one that i adore ♪ ♪ you're the only girl my heartbeats for ♪ ♪ how i wish that you were mine ♪ ♪ la la la la la la ♪ la la la la la la ♪ la la la la la la ♪ la la la la la la >> hold on you all sing this. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ ♪ we are the ones who make a
better place so let's start giving ♪ ♪ there's a choice we're making making a better place for you and me ♪ we are the world we are the children we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving ♪ there's a choice we're making ♪ ♪ we're saving our own lives ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ >> sing it again. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start
giving ♪ ♪ there's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives ♪ ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ >> pharrell, come out pharrell. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving ♪ ♪ there's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives ♪ ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ >> aiysha kwame come out. you all sing it. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving ♪
♪ there's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives ♪ ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ >> if you want to make a difference in the world you have to sing is like you mean it, because i can't hear you. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving ♪ ♪ there's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives ♪ ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ >> bring it up again. ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ pharrell! ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start
giving ♪ >> pharrell come on out here with me. ♪ there's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives ♪ ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ ♪ we are the world we are the children ♪ >> pharrell ladies and gentlemen! ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving ♪ ♪ there's a choice we're making we're saving our own lives ♪ ♪ it's true we'll make a better day just you and me ♪ >> yeah, pharrell! i'm just going to play along. i'm going to sit here and be
your musician, bro. >> oh, snap. >> hey, guys. >> new york city. everybody make some noise for the king of the kings when it comes to singing and playing, stevie wonder. [ cheers and applause ] >> come on, we have to play your song, get lucky. ♪ we've come too far to give up who we are ♪ ♪ so let's raise the bar to the stars ♪
>> no, former citizens. ♪ ♪ we've come too far to give up who we are ♪ ♪ so let's raise the bar and our cups to the stars ♪ ♪ she's up all night till the sun ♪ ♪ i'm up all night to get some ♪ she's up all night for good fun ♪ ♪ i'm up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get
lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ the present has no ribbon ♪ your gift keeps on giving ♪ what is this i'm feeling ? if you wanna leave i'm with it ♪ ♪ we've come too far to give up who we are ♪ ♪ so let's raise the bar and our cups to the stars ♪ ♪ she's up all night till the sun ♪ ♪ i'm up all night to get some ♪ she's up all night for good fun ♪ ♪ i'm up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night till the
sun ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get some ♪ ♪ we're up all night for good fun ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ i can't believe i'm up on stage with stevie wonder ♪ ♪ now we've come too far to give up who we are ♪ ♪ so let's raise the bar and our cups to the stars ♪ ♪ she's up all night till the sun ♪ ♪ i'm up all night to get some ♪ she's up all night for good fun ♪ ♪ i'm up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night till the ♪ we're up all night to get
some ♪ ♪ we're up all night for good fun ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ >> did that just happen? >> we're going to have some more f fun. me and pharrell are going to jam this together. here we go. ♪
about to fall ♪ ♪ 13-month-old baby broke the lookin' glass ♪ ♪ seven years of bad luck the good things in your past ♪ ♪ very superstitious wash your face and hands ♪ ♪ rid me of the problem do all that you can ♪ ♪ keep me in a daydream keep me goin' strong ♪ ♪ you don't want to save me sad is my song ♪ ♪ when you believe in things you don't understand ♪ ♪ then you suffer
gra granddaughter. hi. pharrell. >> yes, sir. >> you got fans for generations, you know what i'm saying? i want to say personally to everybody here, i just admire and love the fact that he don't just talk about it, he's about it, doing what he did running the new music for such a great movie, okay? yes. and just greatness, and obviously this song right here is great. i'm your fan, truly. >> hi, papa.
>> hi. here we go. ♪ ♪ hey ♪ ♪ it might seem crazy what i'm about to say ♪ ♪ sunshine she's here you can take a break ♪ ♪ i'm a hot air balloon that could go to space ♪ ♪ with the air, like i don't care, baby, by the way ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel ♪ ♪ like a room without a roof because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪
♪ because i'm happy clap along if you know ♪ ♪ what happiness is to you because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ ♪ here comes bad news talking this and that, yeah ♪ ♪ well, give me all you got and don't hold it back, yeah ♪ ♪ well, i should probably warn you ♪ ♪ i'll be just fine, yeah no offense to you ♪ ♪ don't waste your time here's why ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel ♪ ♪ like a room without a roof because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you know ♪ ♪ what happiness is to you because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪
♪ hey, come on ♪ happy bring me down ♪ ♪ can't nothing bring me down my level's too high ♪ ♪ bring me down can't nothing bring me down ♪ ♪ i said let me tell you now ♪ ♪ bring me down can't nothing bring me down ♪ ♪ my level's too high bring me down ♪ ♪ can't nothing bring me down i said ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel ♪ ♪ like a room without a roof because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you know ♪ ♪ what happiness is to you because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel ♪ ♪ like a room without a roof because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you know ♪ ♪ what happiness is to you
because i'm happy ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> we love you. >> i appreciate you, big brother. >> no, they want me to do a song. you guys do it with me. i'm sorry. you -- you have to -- i just want to say this. it's one thing to sing this song all the time. it's another thing to sing this song with somebody every word that came up, my aunt used to play those songs up and down the week. i'm on the stage right now with you, this is a guy who's made great records every decade.
every decade this man makes a song that makes a baby, makes people come together, makes people think about martin luther king, makes people think about the world. that's what this guy does to me. i forget my own lyrics on stage when i'm with me. ♪ because i'm happy ♪ clap along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ clap along if you feel that's what you want to do ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ ♪ clap along if you know what
and his spirit is still alive. i think we got to go. >> no! >> i think, you know what? have you enjoyed your musical mill? have you enjoyed your musical mill? >> well, i'll keep you once more. i'll see you later, i love you. god bless you. give a big hand to pharrell. can you play it again, i'm happy. can we play happy one more time?
♪ happy happy ♪ because i'm happy ♪ because i'm happy ♪ it might seem crazy what i'm about to say? ♪ sunshine she's here you can take a break ♪ ♪ i'm a hot air balloon that could go to space ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ clap along if you know what
happenness is to you ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ ♪ bring me down can't nothing bring me down ♪ ♪ my level's too high to bring me down ♪ ♪ can't nothing bring me down i said bring me down ♪ ♪ can't nothing bring me down my levels too high to bring me down ♪ ♪ can't nothing bring me down ♪ 'cause i'm happy ♪ clap along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ clap along if you know what happiness is to you ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪
♪ clap along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ ♪ clap along if you know what happiness is to you ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do ♪ >> everybody make some noise for stevie wonder. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ]
affection for stevie wonder. i'm chris hayes here with joy reed. >> it's been an absolutely astounding show. here in new york city tonight. 60,000 people behind us. >> yeah. >> act after act after act. i want to say, i have never seen stevie wonder in person in. >> i haven't either. >> sort of an amazing moment at the beginning of the show stevie wonder comes out obviously amidst all the back and forth that's happened today between the president's comments were last night about players not standing for the national anthem calling them sons of bs, et cetera, stevie wonder coming out and saying, i'm taking a knee for america. >> yes. >> getting on one knee and getting on two. >> yeah. >> let's listen to him as he sings us out. >> absolutely.
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> that appears to bring to the close the 2017 global citizen concert here in central park. it's sort of a astounding event. there's nothing else like it. there's very few concerts that happen in the middle of the city. part of what's bringing this together that's so insane, you have 60,000 people coming from all over new york, you have the stage set up, it happens during the united nations general assembly, you can bring in the minister of water from nigeria,
the president of barbuda which was just destroyed by hurrican irma who was on stage making a appeal for a fund from nations. you have incredible organization coordination that has to happen to bring it all together. >> they were able to get incredible things done in terms of funding for aids, drugs, and aid clinical trials in term of that. they get a lot of real work done around the world. it's not just a concert. >> think about what we've been talking about. the hurricanes in caribbean, the need for clean water, sanitation, toilets, it seems silly but the amount of people around the world that don't have access to basic sanitary needs. and you get 60,000 people
together in central park to fight for those issues. >> they work to get there. not paying for their tickets. most of them cared more about the tweets they'd sent, the e-mails they sent than the music. >> this is half music and half programming and it's remarkable to watch 60,000 people watch as the water minister from my -- we are going to take a quick break. highlights from what happened here today, incredible highlight real is coming to you after this quick break. did you know when you buy
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>> we are back at the global citizen festival here in central park in new york city as the crowd of 60,000 people stream out. let's go through the highlights. >> i have the chills listening to stevie wonder sing imagine in central park knowing the history the importance of that song and the fact john lennon was around the corner. >> that was mine. that's one of the most sub verse i have songs ever written. the sentiment in imagine are really some of the most sub versive in america. stevie wonder singing that, my highlight. >> seeing ferrell with stevie wonder and the fact they performed happy together three times. it was mutual love. >> i got to say when you -- it's
a funny thing when you see live music you can see the chops of a band. every performer here was phenomenal, and that'sa lisa kara whose voice is out of the world, true of green day, on and on. you really do see whether people can bring it in this kind of environment particularly in the scope of the stage you have to deal with. >> it's amazing to hear of the importance of music in the world of donald trump. we heard a huge ovation for michele obama. >> artists are stepping forward in terms of standing up for the values that make america. >> as you are watching in the united states of america you saw bipartisan members of congress from both sides, former republican governor who now runs world food, pushing for a
increase in foreign aid and resisting the cuts that have been proposed in the current budget of this united states of america, a big thing they've been pushing for. thank you so much. we're going to let you watch some of the fantastic highlights that happened here together in central park, the global citizen festival 2017. take a look. ♪ ♪ once i hold it back, hole city blowing sup ♪ ♪ before this i was the one ♪ she's taking a drag and they're going to bed and my stomach is sick ♪ ♪ but she's touching his chest now ♪ ♪ will you run against
♪ don't you worry about a thing ♪ ♪ happiness is the truth. clap along if you know what happiness is to you ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like ♪ the u.s. is formally leaving the paris agreement because under the terms of the agreement the u.s. can't depart until 2020 the day after the next elections. this is another chance to tell the president's supporters in the coal belt that he's delivering on his campaign promise. but it's far more