President Clinton Announces 2008 Dates for CGI and CGI AsiaJune 23, 2008
New York, NY - President Clinton announced today that the fourth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will be held September 23-26, 2008, in New York City. CGI Asia, the first of a series of CGI International meetings, will be held December 2-3, 2008, in Hong Kong.
The Clinton Global Initiative is a project of the non-partisan Clinton Foundation that transforms ideas into action by bringing together heads of state, business executives, directors of NGOs, academics, and philanthropists to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. At the fourth Annual Meeting, members will participate in workshops and meetings focused on four main topics: energy & climate change, education, global health, and poverty alleviation.
At CGI Asia, President Clinton will join several hundred Asian leaders to further strengthen social responsibility in Asia, and will engage the participants for two days of panel discussions and interactive working sessions, each of which will examine specific challenges and opportunities for action. The meeting will focus on three primary areas of discussion: education, energy & climate change, and public health.
Attendees at all CGI meetings make specific commitments to address one of the topics covered and report to President Clinton on the progress made throughout the course of the coming year. Attendees who do not make or keep their commitment are not invited back to subsequent meetings.
Since 2005, CGI members have made nearly 1,000 commitments to improve over 200 million lives in 100 countries.