As 2016 comes to a close and it's time to welcome the New Year, we take a moment to reflect on the moments that united, mobilized and empowered Global Citizens to take action on the world's biggest challenges - together.
We celebrated Leicester City FC, Pokemon Go, the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and the refugee Olympic team. We achieved great fundraising to fight AIDS and HIV, malaria and tuberculosis and Paris agreement at COP 21. We remember Prince, Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro and David Bowie. We watched the US presidential election, the Panama papers, the Islamic State and Brexit. We mourned Brussels, Orlando, Aleppo and Istanbul. Together we mobilized against Zika, against the Dakota access pipeline and with Black Lives Matter. Together we can.
Watch performances by Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato, Major Lazer and Metallica, with special guest appearances by Usher, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Ellie Goulding, Yandel, and Yusuf/Cat Stevens at the Global Citizens Festival 2016. Join the movement and take action to end extreme poverty: https://www.globalcitizen.org
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This Global Citizen 2016 year in review video take a look back on the past year and remembers Aleppo, Orlando, Istanbul, Brussels, Brexit, the US Presidential Elections, ISIS, Pokemon Go, Prince, David Bowie and so many more events that occurred in 2016.