Miley Cyrus, Shakira, J Balvin, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Gustavo Dudamel and a dozen other artists participated in a global broadcast on Saturday to urge world leaders to develop and distribute “COVID-19 vaccines and treatments” equitably and everywhere.
Under the umbrella of the Global Citizen organization, the stars added their voices to those of politicians, philanthropists, scientists and fellow actors during a two-hour program in which donations were announced, initiatives were revealed and the magnifying glass was placed on the form in which the coronavirus has disproportionately affected communities that were already vulnerable.
In addition, between governments and organizations, $ 1.5 billion in cash and $ 5.4 billion in loans were added, for a total of $ 6.9 billion. dollars intended to help combat the pandemic.
This event is part of the campaign “The Global Goal: Unite for our Future” and is the continuation of the fundraising conference organized by the European Community last May 4, which initially achieved 9,844 million euros (about 11,044 million dollars).