Coldplay, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert are among the musicians and celebrities who have signed an open letter imploring world leaders to address the grave issues of extreme poverty and climate change.
Global Citizen launched the letter at their inaugural ‘thought leadership summit,’ Global Citizen NOW, which took place in New York City on 22nd May. It’s part of their year-long campaign to ‘End Extreme Poverty NOW – Our Future Can’t Wait.’
5 Seconds Of Summer, Alessia Cara, Billy Porter, Chloe x Halle, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran, Femi Kuti, Hugh Jackman, Mneskin and Ricky Martin are among those who have signed the letter.
Many of the musicians involved in the new effort have long worked with Global Citizen, a well-known name in the music and entertainment industries. Eilish, for example, joined Radiohead, The Weeknd and others in a social media demonstration in April to call on governments and institutions to fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and elsewhere.
Måneskin performed at the Global Citizen Live stream in Paris in September, while Coldplay, Eilish and Finneas played in New York, and Duran Duran headlined in London. Coldplay has been a long-time supporter of Global Citizen, having participated in its prior humanitarian endeavours in 2015, 2017 and 2018.