"After countries, corporations, and foundations gave a record $8.8 billion at a June 2020 replenishment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a Global Citizen press release said, “Thanks to the 140,880 Global Citizens who took more than 351,000 actions for the Defeat Disease Together campaign, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, and the European Commission pledged almost 40% of the $8.8 billion total.”
A spokesperson for the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Devex in an email that this is incorrect.
“Global Citizens did not have any influence on the [Dutch] contribution itself, nor the height of the contribution,” the spokesperson wrote. “Global Citizens did campaign for the GAVI replenishment, but our contribution was based on internal considerations."
"......A Global Citizen representative at communications firm Sunshine Sachs told Devex that as an advocacy organization, Global Citizen “encourages and pushes governments, philanthropists, and corporations to do what they might not initially want to do, which is inherently uncomfortable.”
I've been reading about complaints over Global Citizen and how it's not the saintly org. it touts itself to be. Sunshine Sachs.....
Black hip hop artists and community leaders are already calling this weekend's Wokefest, a fun event for the wealthy, and racist. Obviously, I cannot add more.
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