Thousands of young people are converging on Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday for WE Day UN, but you can catch the festivities live from the comfort of your home.
The youth empowerment event is livestreaming on YouTube and will celebrate young people changing the world. This is the inaugural WE Day UN and it is partnered with UNAIDS, UN Global Compact, and UN Women to foster youth engagement.
As with most WE Day events, a number of notable names will be speaking and/or performing at the function. Chiefly, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“We face major challenges globally, from climate change, to making gender equality a reality, to building a world where everyone’s human rights are respected,” said Trudeau in a statement obtained by ET Canada. “Young people have deep compassion and bold ideas about how to tackle these challenges. When we amplify their voices, and focus on the issues that matter to them, we all benefit,” he added. “I’m honoured to take part in the inaugural WE Day UN and remind students that no matter their age, or where they’re from, they have the power to create change—right now.”
Political figures like Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf, the first female President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Chelsea Clinton are also scheduled to attend.
Actress Whoopi Goldberg, singer-songwriter Grace Vanderwaal and Margaret Trudeau highlight some of the celebrities expected to take to the stage.