In 2020, Mandela 100 Is Helping 105.4M Fight Poverty Amid COVID-19

Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 was an event to commemorate the legacy of a man whose extraordinary vision for peace and equality resonates with the hearts and minds of generations past and present.

On Dec. 2, 2018, over 70,000 Global Citizens, artists, and global leaders came together in Johannesburg, South Africa, to honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

Answering the call to be “the generation to end poverty”, Global Citizens rallied in support of the Global Goals, taking over 5.65 million actions in the six months leading up to the event.

Global leaders from Belgium, The World Bank, South Africa, PEPFAR, Mozambique, and many others responded, pledging an incredible USD $7.2 billion (ZAR 104 billion) across 60 pioneering commitments in health, sanitation, education, and more.

In the two years since the Mandela 100 festival, 105.4 million lives have been impacted by those pledges — that’s over 50 million new lives affected in 2020, and 14.6 million in South Africa alone.
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