Internationally acclaimed actress and human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha is set to take on the Global Citizen Stage this month

Written by on 20 September, 2023

The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will broadcast live to the world on Saturday, September 23 from New York City’s Central Park, where 60 thousand global citizens, along with the world’s leading artists and advocates, will gather for a day of action and advocacy for equity, for the planetfor food and for jobs, to end extreme poverty NOW, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly.

Charlize TheronChris Rock, Daymond John, Eddie IzzardKatie Holmes, Liza KoshyNatasha LyonneNomzamo Mbatha, and Vladimir Duthiers are set to join the line-up that will take the stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN; Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Norwegian Minister of Development and Cooperation; Gilbert Houngbo, Director-General, International Labour Organisation; José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor Leste; Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization; Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director, Education Cannot Wait; and leading advocates Brianna FrueanHelena and Nina Gualinga and Moj Mahdara will lead the charge, calling for systemic change for the world’s most marginalized populations.


The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will be headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook and Anitta, with performances from Conan GrayD-Nice, Sofia Carson and Stray Kids. Previously announced participants include: Governor Helder Barbalho and State Secretary for Indigenous People Puyr Tembé from the Brazilian State of Pará, Bill NyeBridget MoynahanBusy Philipps, Carmelo AnthonyCommonConnie BrittonDanai GuriraGayle KingJordan FisherLewis PughPadma Lakshmi, Phoebe GatesRachel BrosnahanSophia Bush, and renowned advocates Barbie IzquierdoDeja FoxxIneza Umuhoza GraceJerome Foster IINkosana Butholenkosi MasukuSophia KianniPashtana DurraniXiye Bastida and Wangari Kuria.


“To have a powerhouse of broadcasters and streamers taking the Global Citizen movement to the whole world on September 23 presents a significant opportunity to drive action in this critically important year for social change,” said Hugh Evans, Co-Founder & CEO of Global Citizen. “We couldn’t be happier to have truly inspiring world leaders taking the stage alongside Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Katie Holmes and Eddie Izzard and this year’s sensational lineup. It’s going to be an unforgettable day in Central Park.”

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