Advocacy group Global Citizen has launched a campaign around ending the Covid-19 pandemic and improving equality worldwide.

The 'Recovery Plan for the World' call for an end to Covid-19, as well as the hunger crisis. It also calls for a return to education, the protection of the planet and an advancement of equality.

It is supported by the World Health Organisation, as well as a number of multinationals including Google, Coca-Cola and P&G.

The campaign calls for countries and companies to do more to roll out Covid testing, treatments and vaccines around the world.

It also wants long-term investments made in education, the environment and the closure of gender and racial gaps.

As part of its plan, Global Citizen will organise and broadcast a number of events - starting with one in May that will try to encourage vaccine uptake, and the equitable distribution of vaccines to poorer countries. 

A live music and arts event, organised by Irish-led consultancy firm Teneo, is also planned for September.

"Our ‘Recovery Plan for the World’ sets a clear agenda that will inspire millions of citizens to advocate for five of the most critical health, social and economic challenges that currently face humanity, as a result of the pandemic," said Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans.

"A virus anywhere remains a virus everywhere, and our goal is to unite world leaders, artists and entertainers, philanthropists and CEOs to end Covid-19 for all and kickstart a global recovery."

The chairman and CEO of Teneo, Declan Kelly, called on the private sector to play a greater role in bringing the pandemic to an end, and aiding the globe’s recovery afterwards.

"The private sector plays a critical role in ending the Covid-19 pandemic and getting the world back on track to solving some of our most pressing challenges," he said. "We are calling on more companies to join our coalition to help end the Covid-19 pandemic, and advance progress and recovery across the globe."

Global Citizen organised a live-streamed music concert in the early stages of the pandemic last year.