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President Clinton Announces 2010 Meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)

September 25, 2009

New York – As the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative came to a close, President Clinton looked ahead to announce the third meeting of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to be held at the University of Miami from April 16-18, 2010. Students can apply online at

"For the third year in a row, I look forward to building on the success of the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting by holding a similar meeting for college students from around the world next spring," President Clinton said. "To date, nearly 2,000 student commitments have been made, which are impacting hundreds of campuses and communities. I am excited to see what innovative solutions to the world's most pressing problems students will bring to CGI U in 2010."

The 2010 CGI U Meeting will convene 1,200 college students, 100 university presidents, as well as leading not-for-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs, and youth leaders. Over the three-day meeting, attendees will participate in forums and working sessions to formulate new ways to make a difference. On the final day, CGI U Meeting attendees, in collaboration with the University of Miami, will participate in a wide range of community service activities.

CGI U builds on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) by engaging the future generation of global changemakers. The mission of CGI U calls upon college students, university presidents, and leaders of the nonprofit community to address global challenges in the areas of education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

All CGI U Meeting attendees make a Commitment to Action – a comprehensive, formal plan of action to address a specific problem on their campus, in their community, or abroad. While a commitment is a requirement for participation at the meeting, just like at the Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, any college student or university can make a commitment throughout the year at Since the inception of CGI U, nearly 2,000 commitments have been made by students and universities worldwide.

The early deadline for applicants is November 20, 2009, and the final application deadline is February 1, 2010. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis, and students are encouraged to apply early. Applying and attending the meeting are free for accepted students.

What:     Third Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

Who:     President Bill Clinton
Donna Shalala, President of University of Miami,
1,200 college students, college and university presidents, and leaders from government, academia, and non-governmental organizations, including university administrators, social entrepreneurs, youth leaders, and prominent philanthropists

Where: The University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida 33124

When: April 16-18, 2010

About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) brings together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 100 current and former heads of state, 10 of the last 16 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. The Fifth Annual Meeting was held September 22-25, 2009 in New York City. To learn more, visit

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