About the Awards

The Atlantic Council’s Global Citizen Awards dinner, held annually during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, recognizes global leaders who have made exceptional and distinctive contributions to the strengthening of the transatlantic relationship. Each year, the event brings together a high-level international audience of current and former heads of state, United Nations Ambassadors, members of the US administration, global business leaders, and world-renowned artists.

Read a recap of the 2019 Awards

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Atlantic Council celebrates ten years of global citizens making a difference

An evening dedicated to celebrating the individuals who have helped drive positive change in their societies and embody the commitment to international cooperation that underpins the Atlantic Council’s mission.

Global Citizen Awards by David A. Wemer and Jasper Gilardi

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience


2020 Honorees to be announced

2019 Honorees

His Excellency President Sebastian Piñera Echenique – President of the Republic of Chile
Brian Grazer – Storyteller, Movie and Television Producer, Founder, and Philanthropist
His Excellency Mark Rutte – Prime Minister of the Netherlands
will.i.am – Founder, Black Eyed Peas, Founder & CEO, I.AM+, and Founder and President, i.am.angel Foundation
Anna Deavere Smith – Actress, Playwright, Teacher, and Author, Atlantic Council’s first Artist in Residence


Sponsors coming soon

Contact information
To secure your sponsorship or to learn about special branding opportunities, please contact Kristi Pappalardo at +1 (202) 599-8626 or [email protected].

The Global Citizen Awards are open to the media upon accreditation. To request media accreditation, please contact Nicole Meir at +1 (202) 778-4993 or [email protected].