NEW YORK (May 7, 2020) – UNICEF USA will host its premier streaming event, UNICEF Won’t Stop, on Saturday, May 9th at 8:00pm ET. UNICEF Won’t Stop will feature musical performances and special appearances, and will highlight UNICEF’s COVID-19 response, frontline workers, health experts and the children UNICEF serves. The free broadcast will be streamed on www.unicefwontstop.org and exclusively streamed on NBC News NOW, Peacock (Universal’s new streaming service), NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com.
UNICEF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on providing critical supplies to health facilities, preventing the spread of new infection, ensuring the continuity of education and analyzing data to inform where and how to best deploy resources. To ensure that all four areas of focus are being prioritized, UNICEF has released an appeal for $651.6 million.
Proceeds from the song "Chiquitita" have benefited UNICEF's work since the 1979 Music for UNICEF Concert. “I am so proud to premiere this new version during the broadcast of UNICEF Won’t Stop,” said Cher. “I’ve long admired UNICEF, especially for their work with young women since I was a little girl. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that we prioritize every child around the world as if they were our own.”
The broadcast will feature performances and appearances by Halima Aden, Pablo Alborán, Millie Bobby Brown, Ross Butler, Sofia Carson, Cher, Chloe x Halle, Sheryl Crow, Eurythmics featuring Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Tamsen Fadal, Peter Frampton, Morgan Freeman, Pau Gasol, Jenna Bush Hager, Laurie Hernandez, Luke Islam, Angélique Kidjo, Téa Leoni, Lucy Liu, Lucy Meyer, Matthew Morrison, Musicality, Dirk Nowitzki, Kenna, Lawrence O’Donnell, Salma Hayek Pinault, P!NK, Jordin Sparks, Sting, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas, Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA, Il Volo, The Wailers featuring Julian Marley, and Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, who will pay tribute to her grandmother, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Audrey Hepburn.
UNICEF Won’t Stop will be executive produced by Erich Bergen.
For more about UNICEF’s work during the pandemic visit www.unicefusa.org/COVID-19
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Julianne O’Connell, UNICEF USA, firstname.lastname@example.org