Tomorrow, April 18, the WHO, alongside partners, will host a global virtual gathering. William Murray tell us more in this short article for commonspace.eu
In an effort to promote togetherness in this difficult time, the World Health Organization (WHO) with Global Citizen - an organisation dedicated to bringing people together to help achieve the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 - are hosting an virtual global gathering. 'Together At Home' is a series of daily, online, no-contact concerts set up by Global Citizen "to inspire us all to stay inside and take action." Performances over the last weeks have included the likes of Coldplay's Chris Martin, the Barenaked Ladies, and Jack Johnson; but tomorrow's event is set to be much larger.
Curated by Lady Gaga, 'One World: Together at Home' and will feature appearances from many of the world's most famous names, including musicians (including Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and Paul McCartney), actors (such as Samuel L Jackson, James McAvoy, and Sarah Jessica Parker) and others (including F1 Driver, Lewis Hamilton). It also promises the involvement of Global Health Experts and world leaders, who will join together from home to tackle loneliness and support the ongoing work of the frontline medical staff as they tackle the novel coronavirus.
"The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response," said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. "We may have to be apart physically for a while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The 'One World: Together At Home' concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat."
The event kicks off tomorrow at 17:00 Los Angeles time (01:00 CEST) and will be streamed live on the internet as well as being shown on television channels across the world - both live and on Sunday (April 19). The full list of participating media agencies and more information on the how to get involved is available on the Global Citizen website.
Alongside tomorrow's event, Global Citizen is urging people to take the pledge to stay at home for those that cannot, in order to tackling the spread of COVID-19. You can join the more than 58,000 that have already made the pledge, 'As A Global Citizen, I'm Staying Home!' here.
Source: William Murray, Project Officer and Coordinator at LINKS Europe, for commonspace.eu
Global Citizen - 'Take the Pledge: As A Global Citizen, I'm Staying Home!': https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/action/as-a-global-citizen-i-stay-at-home/
Global Citizen - 'One World: Together At Home April 18': https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/connect/togetherathome/
The World Health Organization - ''One World: Together At Home' Global Special': https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/04/18/default-calendar/one-world-together-at-home-global-special
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