The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting convened with more than 1,000 global leaders in business, government, and civil society September 23-26 in New York City to address the world’s most pressing challenges.
The 2013 Annual Meeting was structured around a single theme: Mobilizing for Impact.
This theme explores ways CGI members and member organizations can be more effective in leveraging individuals, partner organizations, and key resources in their commitment efforts. Mobilizing the right entities – and allowing them to reach their full potential – creates lasting and scalable success. This builds on CGI’s 2012 theme, Designing for Impact, which encouraged the design of purposeful commitments from the outset.
Clinton Global Citizen Awards Honorees and Entertainers included:
• Malala Yousafzai, Campaigner for Girls’ Rights, The Malala Fund
• Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
• Elias Taban, National Bishop of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Uganda
• Bunker Roy, Founder and Director, The Barefoot College
• Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder and CEO, Hot Bread Kitchen
• Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products PBC
• Eric Ryan, Co-Founder, Method Products PBC
Appearances by: Vice President Joe Biden, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Nicholas Kristof, columnist, The New York Times; Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and president, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice; M. Sanjayan, lead scientist, The Nature Conservancy; and Diana Taylor, managing director, Wolfensohn Fund Management
Performances by: The Roots, Elvis Costello, Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara. The Musical Producer was Randy Jackson.
About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media.
To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $76.7 billion. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI Latin America, which will bring together Latin American leaders to identify, harness, and strengthen ways to improve the livelihoods of people in Latin America and around the world.
The World Liberty TV team was on hand to cover the event to its entirety for the three days, meeting and interacting with some of the world’s best minds who come together to help humanity with their skills, knowledge, and of course money. All of this is under the leadership of President William Jefferson Clinton, former two-time President of the USA.