Dubai revealed as one host city for charity mega concert Global Goal Live

UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Mohammed Al-Gergawi joined actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas on stage at the World Economic Forum. (Supplied)
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Updated 22 January 2020

Dubai revealed as one host city for charity mega concert Global Goal Live

DUBAI: Dubai has been announced as one of 10 host cities for Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream event on Sept. 26, a charity event that will take place across the world.

The event is a 10-hour, six-continent telecast organized by Global Citizen and will feature performances by the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shawn Mendes, Alicia Keys, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Coldplay and Cyndi Lauper, among others.

The lineup for the concert in Dubai is yet to be announced, however, the Global Goal Live event will bring some of the world’s biggest celebrities together and is expected to draw more than 1.5 billion viewers.

The event will call on governments and the private sector to raise the $350 billion needed annually to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Mohammed Al-Gergawi joined actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas on stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday to reveal the news, which was announced as part of the UAE delegation’s  participation in the “Reimagining the World’s Biggest Challenges” panel, organized by Global Citizen.

Dubai joins New York, Lagos and Seoul as one of the host cities, with more European cities yet to be announced.


Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra to speak at Sharjah forum

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has starred in more than 60 films and won multiple acting awards. (File/AFP)
Updated 25 February 2020

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra to speak at Sharjah forum

DUBAI: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been announced as a guest speaker on the opening day of the 9th edition of Sharjah’s International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) on March 4 at the city’s Expo Center.

The Bollywood star and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador will lead a discussion on the impact of films and TV programs on shaping the public opinion during a talk entitled “Why Does the Screen Have so Much Impact on Public Opinion.”

A highly accomplished actress, Chopra Jonas has starred in more than 60 films and won multiple acting awards throughout her successful career, which makes her an ideal choice to discuss the power of visual media at the upcoming forum.

The session will be moderated by Lebanese television presenter and journalist Raya Abi Rached.