Top acts including Ed Sheeran and Billie Eilish will take part in a 24-hour live broadcast aiming to unite the world to defend the planet and defeat poverty

Global Citizen, the international advocacy organization, has announced Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour live broadcast with events and performances filmed across six continents.

The campaign calls on businesses and philanthropists to contribute resources needed to protect and restore at least 1 billion trees by 2022 to curb climate change; and provide meals for the more than 40 million people on the brink of starvation.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, there will be performances and live events in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. The 24-hour broadcast will air on ABC, ABC News Live, BBC, FX, iHeartRadio, Hulu, YouTube, Twitter, and more.

Artists, activists, and world leaders will take the stage at iconic locations across the globe, including: live events in Central Park in New York City, and the Champ de Mars in Paris; live-crosses from London, and Los Angeles; and performances and hosted segments from Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul and Sydney.

Artists participating in the global broadcast special include: Adam Lambert, Andrea Bocelli, Angélique Kidjo, Billie Eilish, BTS, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Christine and the Queens, Coldplay, Davido, Demi Lovato, DJ Snake, Doja Cat, Duran Duran, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Green Day, H.E.R., Hugh Jackman & Deborra-lee Furness, Keith Urban, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Lorde, Metallica, Shawn Mendes, The Lumineers, The Weeknd, Tiwa Savage, Usher, with more to be announced.

Global Citizen Live is part of Global Citizen's overarching Recovery Plan for the World, a year-long campaign to help end COVID-19 by calling on governments, philanthropists, and the private sector for financial commitments to kickstart a global recovery.