Prasad to receive Global Citizen Prize for climate change advocacy in New York

Prasad to receive Global Citizen Prize for climate change advocacy in New York

By Rashika Kumar
Friday 12/04/2024
Vishal Prasad

Fijian Vishal Prasad who is the Campaign Director for Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change will be awarded the Global Citizen Prize and celebrated for his efforts in campaigning for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on climate change and human rights for Pacific Islander people. 27-year-old Prasad who is from Suva is leading the charge to call on the International Court of Justice to provide access to an advisory opinion that would be transformational in guiding ambition, accountability, and fairness in the global climate response mechanism.

Global Citizen says he and his team are demanding a strong advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice that will uphold climate justice and human rights.

They say it is for these efforts he has been selected as a Global Citizen Prize winner for 2024. Prasad is one of just 6 prize winners for 2024, and as a Global Citizen Prize Winner, Global Citizen will bring him to New York City, where he will be publicly recognised at a dedicated award ceremony during the Global Citizen NOW summit in New York.

Prasad will receive a year-long programme of support from Global Citizen, together with a cash grant for Pacific Island Students Fighting Climate Change. The award ceremony will feature appearances by the Honourable Philip Davis, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, media personality and entrepreneur Brooklyn Peltz Beckham, media personality and Global Citizen Advocate Berla Mundi, CEO of EIB Network and Empire Group Nat Kwabena Adisi (Bola Ray) and Latin superstar and Grammy-nominated artist Rauw Alejandro.

The ceremony will feature live musical performances by four-time Grammy-nominated country superstar Mickey Guyton, and violinist and composer Ezinma.

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