NBC announced plans Thursday for a prime-time special focusing on the presentation of the “Global Citizen Prize,” airing Friday, Dec. 20. EGOT-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will host.
“This inaugural award ceremony, which will feature special musical collaborations, will celebrate individuals taking action to end extreme poverty and present notable presenter and powerful video packages telling revealing stories of action and impact,” NBC said in its announcement.
The international advocacy organization Global Citizen is a movement of citizens striving to end extreme poverty by 2030.
“Global Citizen organizes massive global campaigns to amplify the actions of Global Citizens from around the world,” NBC noted. “Global Citizens have taken more than 24 million actions, resulting in commitments and announcements valued at $48.5 billion. These commitments and announcements have impacted the lives of 880 million people living in extreme poverty.”
For the first time, this year’s Global Citizen Prize will be recognized across five categories — Cisco Youth Leadership Award, Artist, World Leader, Business Leader and Global Citizen of the Year.
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