ONE Championship has partnered with Global Citizen, an international advocacy organization that tackles some of the toughest challenges in the world today.
Together, ONE Championship and Global Citizen will combine forces in the attempt to end extreme poverty across the world by 2030.
Defined as ‘a community of people like you’, Global Citizen encourage people to take action on the subjects that really matter. Some of the most significant challenges across the world today are education, hunger and nutrition, food security, global health, gender equality, and empowerment.
The martial arts organization will provide fans with the opportunity to stand up to worldwide issues by supporting current and future initiatives through a variety of methods.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated:
“It is with great excitement that I announce ONE Championship’s partnership with Global Citizen, an NGO with the goal of ending extreme poverty across the world by the year 2030. Just like Global Citizen, ONE Championship aims to inspire the people of the world to come together to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our ONE Championship athletes embody the spirit of perseverance and many have risen through poverty through martial arts, inspiring millions of people around the world with their journey. Through our collaboration across all 24 of our live events scheduled in 2018, ONE Championship and Global Citizen aim to affect positive movement in our society.”
With the announcement of the partnership, ONE Championship has also detailed how fans can start to make a difference.
“Fans will be able to call on donor countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and India, to attend the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) replenishment conference in Dakar, Senegal on 2 February 2018, and make a commitment to GPE to support better education for all.”
The Global Partnership for Education supports equality and inclusive education for millions of children worldwide. At the moment, a staggering 264 million children do not have access to education and the GPE looks to combat this issue.
Wei Soo, Co-Founder of Global Citizen, declared:
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with ONE Championship to bring Global Citizen to Asia. ONE Championship reaches millions of young people around the region and together we will engage them on issues that impact the entire world. Since we launched Global Citizen in 2012, over 13 million actions have been taken, and we are excited to drive more actions and increase our impact for the world’s most marginalized people through this partnership.”
Global Citizen was founded in 2012 with the objective of providing the largest world platform for people to learn about current issues and take action together. Since the beginning of Global Citizen, an organization that now has offices in New York, Canada, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom, millions of members have taken over ten million actions. An action can be an email, tweet, petition signature or a phone call that helps influence the fight to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030.