NETWORK 10 AND MTV AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND JOIN VIACOMCBS NETWORKS WORLDWIDE IN BROADCASTING ‘ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME’, A GLOBAL SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
Network 10 and MTV Australia & New Zealand have joined ViacomCBS networks around the world in broadcasting ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME, a global televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be broadcast live on Network 10 on Sunday April 19 at 10am AEST, simulcast on 10 Play and on MTV Australia and New Zealand and mtv.com.au at 6pm.
The historic event is curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga and will include appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
It will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live and Stephen Colbert of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Friends from Sesame Street will also be on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world to take meaningful actions that increase support for the Global COVID-19 Response.
The special, produced by Global Citizen, will feature real experiences from doctors, nurses and families around the world with audiences asked to take action at www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.
Commitments from supporters and corporate partners will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO to support and equip healthcare workers around the world, and to local charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare to those who need it most. These local groups have been verified to ensure that they are helping communities impacted by COVID-19.
ViacomCBS Chief Content Officer and EVP, Australia and New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey, said: “Network 10 and MTV Australia & New Zealand are very proud to be part of this global initiative with ViacomCBS networks around the world. The healthcare workers in our region have done a phenomenal job in supporting those affected by COVID-19 and it’s great to be playing a part in recognising their efforts.
“These are uncertain times for many around the world, but we hope this event brings Australians a sense of hope and assurance. We are not alone in fighting this pandemic.”
Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen, said: “As we honor and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19. Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
“The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization. “We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”
“The United Nations system is fully mobilized: supporting country responses, placing our supply chains at the world’s disposal, and advocating for a global cease-fire. We are proud to join forces with ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME to help suppress the transmission of the virus, minimize social-economic impacts on the global community and work together now to advance Global Goals for the future,” said Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres. “There is no greater case for collective action than our joint response to COVID-19 – we are in this together and we will get through this together.”
ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN:
Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act— government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens—together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of our community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030. For more information, visit www.GlobalCitizen.org.
ABOUT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations’ specialized agency for health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its Member States usually through the Ministries of Health. The World Health Organization is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Learn more at www.who.int.
ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION:
The UN Foundation brings together the ideas, people, and resources the United Nations needs to drive global progress and tackle urgent problems. To support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) in its global work on COVID-19, UN Foundation helped launch the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund that has raised more than $100 million in less than two weeks for lifesaving work around the world. Learn more about the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund at www.covid19responsefund.org. Learn more about the UN Foundation at www.unfoundation.org. Follow @unfoundation on Twitter and Instagram, and @United Nations Foundation on Facebook.