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His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah


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The future is in motion.

Thank you for being part of the global citizenship movement.

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Hosted in one of the fastest growing sustainable tourism destinations in the UAE, with accommodations at the exceptional Waldorf Astoria.

A two-day experience

In partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to reimagine a new momentum for human mobility. 

Distinguished speakers

Gathering the world's most inspiring and innovative leaders to connect, engage, and empower the vital dialogue on global citizenship.


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"The Global Citizen Forum thrives on the strength to see the world as it is, and the courage to imagine the world as it could be"

Talimka Yordanova, CEO, Global Citizen Forum

Indulge in the memories.

Escape to the best moments in time.


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Hosted in the leading sustainable destination of the Middle East,  expand your horizons and further your reach beyond borders to an exceptional oasis — all while turning promising contacts into thriving opportunities and celebrating important milestones with the global community.


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Your opportunity to connect and engage with a global network of extraordinary leaders. From heads of states, leaders of the civil society, top-tier economists, acclaimed artists and athletes, philanthropists and entrepreneurs – expand your personal network with the Global Citizen Forum's dynamic and diverse community pioneering for a better world.


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Your journey as a global citizen begins here. Empower your personal mission through vital dialogue on global issues and be part of the solution. Play your part in creating a lasting impact and helping shape future policies that ensure a better future for the next generation.

Seize this opportunity.

Start your journey today.

Your 2021 Hosts

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Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham

TV Presenter, Former Euronews Anchor and Producer


Dynamic TV presenter, event host, and media trainer — Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham shines on the global stage with more than 20 years of experience leading US, Middle East and European TV networks including Bloomberg television and CNBC. A former anchor, lead writer, and executive producer of Euronews' flagship regional magazine program, Rebecca has also written extensively for leading global publications, from Vogue Magazine and The National newspaper to the South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal. 

  Richard Quest

Journalist and Anchor


Based in New York City, Richard Quest is CNN's foremost international business correspondent. His coverage of breaking news, which has spanned two decades, has seen him report on a range of diverse and monumental stories, making him one of the most instantly recognizable members of the CNN team. Quest has regularly reported from G20 meetings and attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland each year.

Mr. Richard Quest
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Sara Al Madani

Serial Entrepreneur


Her Excellency Sara Al Madani is a respected fashion designer and entrepreneur. She was selected by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi to serve as the youngest board member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Following her success as a young businesswoman, Sara became an inspiring voice to women in the UAE.

Speakers & Guests

Halima Aden 1

Ms. Halima Aden

Model and Activist, Kenya
Hassan Akkad 2

Mr. Hassan Akkad

Photographer, filmmaker and refugee rights activist, Syria
Dr. Tariq Al Gurg 3

H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman, Dubai Cares, UAE
Sara Al Madani 4

H.E. Sara Al Madani

Serial Entrepreneur, UAE
Samantha Allyson 5

Ms. Samantha Allyson

Director, Ahmad Ibn Majid Project, UAE
Steve Aoki 6

Mr. Steve Aoki

Grammy-nominated DJ and Record Producer, USA
Armand Arton 7

Mr. Armand Arton

Founder, Global Citizen Forum, Canada
Rabea Ataya 8

Mr. Rabea Ataya

CEO of Bayt.com, Lebanon
Moses Shyne Barrow 9

Hon. Moses Shyne Barrow

MP for Mesopotamia, House of Representatives, Belize
Edmund Bartlett 10

Mr. Edmund Bartlett

Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Jamaica
Beatrice Hamza Bassey 11

Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Chair, Union Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria
Nana Kwame Bediako 12

Mr. Nana Kwame Bediako

CEO, Kwarleyz Group, Ghana
Youssef Boutros-Ghali 13

Dr. Youssef Boutros-Ghali

Minister of Finance, Egypt (2004 - 2011), Egypt
Maria Bravo 14

Ms. Maria Bravo

Founder and President, The Global Gift Foundation, Spain
Deborah Brosnan 15

Dr. Deborah Brosnan

President and Founder, Deborah Brosnan & Associates, USA
Gaston Browne 16

Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister, Antigua And Barbuda, Antigua And Barbuda
Steven Carless 17

Mr. Steven Carless

Founder & Impresario, Steven Carless Company, USA
Maximillion Cooper 18

Mr. Maximillion Cooper

Founder, Gumball 3000 and Serial Entrepreneur, UK
Anino Emuwa 19

Dr. Anino Emuwa

Founder and Managing Director, Avandis Consulting, UK
Maria Fernanda Espinosa 20

Mrs. Maria Fernanda Espinosa

President of the United Nations General Assembly (2018-2019), Ecuador
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim 21

Hon. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Former President of Mauritius, Mauritius
Gwen Hines 22

Ms. Gwen Hines

CEO, Save The Children UK, UK
Jewel Howard-Taylor 23

Hon. Jewel Howard-Taylor

Vice President, Liberia, Liberia
Thomas Isermann 24

Mr. Thomas Isermann

Founder and CEO, Greenforce Future Food, Germany
Sacha Jafri  25

Mr. Sacha Jafri 

Contemporary Artist, UAE
Wyclef Jean 26

Mr. Wyclef Jean

Grammy Award-Winning Musician, Record Producer, Actor and Philanthropist, USA, Haiti
Dominic Kalms 27

Mr. Dominic Kalms

Founder and President, GVNG, USA
Emmanuel Kelly 28

Mr. Emmanuel Kelly

Singer and Philanthropist, Iraq
Todd Krim 29

Mr. Todd Krim

Founder, The Krim Group, USA
Craig Leeson 30

Mr. Craig Leeson

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Hong Kong
Eva Longoria 31

Mrs. Eva Longoria

Actress, Producer, Director, Activist, Philanthropist, USA
Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde 32

Hon. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde

Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC
Emi Mahmoud 33

Ms. Emi Mahmoud

Slam Poet, UNHCR Ambassador, Sudan
Zahara Malik 34

Ms. Zahara Malik

CEO and Co-Founder of Grosvenor Capital, UAE
Florent Malouda 35

Mr. Florent Malouda

French World Cup Finalist, UEFA Champions league Winner, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, France
Siyabulela Mandela 36

Mr. Siyabulela Mandela

Regional Project Manager for East and Southern Africa at Journalists for Human Rights, South Africa
Yusra Mardini 37

Ms. Yusra Mardini

Olympic athlete, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Germany
Iván Duque Márquez 38

H.E. Iván Duque Márquez

President of the Republic of Colombia, Colombia
Flaviana Matata 39

Ms. Flaviana Matata

Supermodel and philanthropist, Tanzania
Abdulla Mausoom 40

Dr. Abdulla Mausoom

Minister of Tourism, Maldives
Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham 41

Ms. Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham

TV presenter, Event host, and Media trainer , UAE
Noella Coursaris Musunka 42

Ms. Noella Coursaris Musunka

Model, Founder of Malaika, Ambassador for The Global Fund, UK
Josie Naughton 43

Ms. Josie Naughton

CEO, Choose Love Help Refugees, UK
Vivian Onano 44

Ms. Vivian Onano

Founder and Director at Leading Light Initiative, France
Florence Otedola 45

Ms. Florence Otedola

DJ and Music Producer, Nigeria
Yasmine Ouirhrane 46

Ms. Yasmine Ouirhrane

Founder, We Belong, UK
Atanas Pekanov 47

Mr. Atanas Pekanov

Deputy Prime Minister for European Funds Management, Bulgaria
Raki Phillips 48

Mr. Raki Phillips

CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, UAE
Philip J. Pierre 49

Hon. Philip J. Pierre

Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Saint Lucia
Victor Ponta 50

Mr. Victor Ponta

Prime Minister, Romania (2012 - 2015), Romania
Rhett Power 51

Mr. Rhett Power

Founder, Accountability Inc, USA
Rebecca Anne Proctor 52

Ms. Rebecca Anne Proctor

Former Editor-in-Chief of Harper's Bazaar, USA
Richard Quest 53

Mr. Richard Quest

Journalist and Anchor, CNN, USA
Matteo Renzi 54

Hon. Matteo Renzi

Former Prime Minister of Italy, Italy
Nouriel Roubini 55

Mr. Nouriel Roubini

American Economist, Chairman and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, USA
Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru) 56

Mr. Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)

Yogi and Spiritual Mystic, India
June Sarpong 57

Ms. June Sarpong

TV Host and Published Author, UK
Nicole Scherzinger 58

Ms. Nicole Scherzinger

Singer, Actress, Special Olympics Ambassador, USA
Clarence Seedorf 59

Mr. Clarence Seedorf

Professional Football Player And Manager, Fifa's "100 Greatest Living Footballers', Netherlands
Eni Selfo 60

Ms. Eni Selfo

Head of Community Management, Mindvalley, Estonia
Shanina Shaik 61

Ms. Shanina Shaik

Supermodel and philanthropist, Australia
David Shrier 62

Mr. David Shrier

American Futurist, Author and Entrepreneur, USA
Ulisses Correia e Silva 63

H.E. Ulisses Correia e Silva

Prime Minister, Republic Of Cape Verde, Republic Of Cape Verde
David Simas 64

Mr. David Simas

President of the Obama Foundation, USA
Kristin Surak 65

Dr. Kristin Surak

Assistant Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics, UK
Fred Swaniker 66

Mr. Fred Swaniker

Entrepreneur and Leadership Development Expert, Ghana
Sophia Swire 67

Ms. Sophia Swire

Entrepreneur and International Development Expert, UK
Ricardo Valente 68

Mr. Ricardo Valente

City Councilor, Finance, Economy, Employment, Tourism & Commerce, Portugal
Nick Van de Wall 69

Mr. Nick Van de Wall

DJ and Music Producer, Netherlands
Abraão A. Barbosa Vicente 70

Dr. Abraão A. Barbosa Vicente

Minister of the Sea, Culture and Creative Industries, Cape Verde
Chris Voss 71

Mr. Chris Voss

CEO & Founder of The Black Swan Group, USA
Ayman Wahab 72

Mr. Ayman Wahab

President & Managing Director Special Olympics, Middle East/North Africa

Thank you for joining

Heads of State
Thought Leaders
World-class Artists

gathered together to illuminate the future.


Presenting Partner

Programming Partners

Network Partners

Mobility Partners

Auction Partners

Media Partners

Governments represented

Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Cape Verde
Cape Verde
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Congo, Democratic Republic of
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

NGOs represented


Sustainability Partner


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