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ANNIE LENNOX WON THE PRESTIGIOUS GEORGE HARRISON GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD

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Last night, renowned artists, world leaders and influencers joined international advocacy organization Global Citizen to announce major policy commitments to fight climate change, end HIV/AIDS, eradicate polio and other pandemics, empower women and girls and provide clean water for all at Global Citizen Live! World leaders took made over 23 million commitments and pledged over $214 million that is set to impact the lives of more than 215 million people worldwide.

Olivia Harrison presented Annie Lennox with the prestigious George Harrison Global Citizen Award for her humanitarian efforts for women and girls around the globe and to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Following her acceptance speech, Lennox joined Dhani Harrison for a surprise performance of George Harrison’s “Isn’t it a Pity?”

Since 2012, Global Citizens have taken more than 11 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty. These actions have resulted in $30 billion in commitments from world leaders that are set to affect the lives of 1 billion people around the world. Global Citizen Week will serve as an opportunity to connect policymakers with the public and expand this community of active and engaged Global Citizens.


ANNIE LENNOX TO BE HONORED WITH GEORGE HARRISON GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD NEXT MONTH

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The 2017 Global Citizen Festival, a free-ticketed concert held annually to promote volunteerism in New York’s Central Park, will feature Stevie Wonder, Green Day, The Killers, The Lumineers and featuring The Chainsmokers at this year’s event. The show takes place on the Great Lawn in Central Park, on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

The organizers announced that Annie Lennox would be this year’s recipient of the now-annual George Harrison Global Citizen Award. The singer will be honored for her humanitarian efforts at an event on Monday, September 18, at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.