Global Citizen Concert – Harry and Meghan promote global vaccination justice

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The Prince and Duchess performed at the Global Citizen concert in New York’s Central Park.

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Perform together at the Global Citizen concert: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. (September 25, 2021)

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“Control over a vaccine that can save lives should not only be in the hands of the lucky few”: Duchess Meghan.

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The current situation of favoring affluent countries with corona vaccines is a

The current situation of favoring affluent countries with corona vaccines is a “human rights crisis”, say the two.

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  • Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry performed at the Global Citizen concert in New York.

  • You promoted vaccination justice.

  • Stars like Cyndi Lauper, Coldplay, Billie Eilish and Elton John have performed.

Duchess Meghan (40) and Prince Harry (37) campaigned for vaccination justice at the Global Citizen concert in New York’s Central Park. The current situation of favoring affluent countries with corona vaccines is a “human rights crisis,” said Harry on Saturday in front of tens of thousands of viewers. “My wife and I believe that the way in which you were born should not decide whether you survive”. Harry mainly criticized the current patent rights that prevent producers in poorer countries from producing successful vaccines themselves.

“And if we rightly view this as a humanitarian crisis, control over a vaccine that can save lives should not only be in the hands of the lucky few,” Meghan added to the warm welcome in front of the crowd in New York. While vaccines against corona are now abundant in the richest countries in the world, only around three percent of people in Africa have been vaccinated so far.

Cyndi Lauper, Coldplay and Billie Eilish

Singer Cyndi Lauper had previously played and dedicated her super hit “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” to Afghan women. The Cuban-American musician Camila Cabello and singer Shawn Mendes also took to the stage. The headliners of the New York concert were the band Coldplay and singers Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez and Lizzo.

Against the backdrop of the Paris Eiffel Tower, Elton John has called for global cohesion in the Corona crisis. “We mustn’t leave anyone behind,” he said with a view to Covid-19 vaccinations on Saturday evening in Paris at Global Citizen Live. With solidarity and love you can create a better future. He delighted thousands of fans and committed people on the Champ de Mars with his hits “Tiny Dancer”, “Your Song” and “Rocket Man”. Ed Sheeran and the Black Eyed Peas were also on stage in France.

24-hour major event

The 24-hour major event Global Citizen Live aims to collect donations from states and companies for the climate and against poverty. Specifically, it is about financial support for climate protection in poorer countries, money for the fight against famine and donations of corona vaccines. There was support in Paris, for example, from EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who pledged 140 million euros against hunger and funds for education.

Not only in Paris, but also in New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Mumbai, concerts will take place at the weekend. More than 70 international music stars are involved. The South Korean boy group BTS delivered the first musical contribution in the live stream with “Permission to Dance”.

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