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Clinton Global Citizen Awards NYC-2016

Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards honor outstanding individuals for their exemplary leadership and groundbreaking work that has effected positive, lasting social change. Through their uncommon abilities to strengthen civil society, these visionaries inspire us all to take action and to become true global citizens.

The 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards were presented during a special ceremony at the CGI Annual Meeting on the evening of September 19. This year’s program included special performances by honoree Jon Bon Jovi, as well as Andrea Bocelli with the Voices of Haiti Choir.



Leadership in Public Service

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón


President, Republic of Colombia


Juan Manuel Santos has been the president of the Republic of Colombia since 2010. Previously, President Santos was minister of defense, minister of finance, minister of foreign trade, designate to the presidency, and chief of the Colombian delegation before the International Coffee Organization. He created the Good Government Foundation (Fundación Buen Gobierno) and founded Colombia’s largest political party, Partido de la U. President Santos was awarded the King of Spain Prize and was president of the Freedom of Expression Commission for the Inter American Press Association. He has published several books, including “The Third Way,” co-written with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and “Check on Terror” (Jaque al Terror). President Santos is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Harvard University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Leadership in Civil Society

Hawa Abdi

Founder, Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation

Hawa Abdi Diblaawe was born in 1947 in Mogadishu, Somalia. After her mother’s death, Abdi raised her four younger sisters in conditions of poverty, yet never lost sight of her dreams. With the support of her father and a Soviet scholarship, Abdi studied medicine in Kiev and became Somalia’s first female gynecologist. She then completed a law degree at the Somali National University, where she later became an assistant professor of medicine. She opened a clinic on her family’s ancestral land in the Afgooye Corridor using the profits from the land to provide free health care. When the Somali Civil War began in 1991, Abdi started housing her employees on her land, feeding them, and caring for them.

Leadership in Philanthropy

Jon Bon Jovi

Chairman, JBJ Soul Foundation

Self-reliance, optimism, and community are key concepts Jon Bon Jovi embodies in his music and charitable efforts. These common threads have resulted in heightened awareness on issues that adversely impact our society, as well as millions of dollars raised. Bon Jovi is the frontman of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning band, Bon Jovi, who have set the bar for over three decades as one of the most successful rock bands in the world. Globally, they have sold more than 130 million albums, performing more than 2,900 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 37.5 million fans. Bon Jovi is also the chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping the lives of those in need, “one SOUL at a time.”

Leadership in Private Sector

Adi Godrej

Chairman of Godrej Group, Godrej Industries Limited

Adi Godrej is chairman of the Godrej Group, a more than 100-year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries. Godrej is chairman of the board of the Indian School of Business and former president of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Godrej is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award (2002), the American India Foundation Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

Leadership in Civil Society

Nadia Murad

Yazidi Human Rights Activist and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Nadia Initiative

Nadia Murad was born and raised in the quiet agricultural village of Kocho, Iraq. A member of the Yazidi community, she and her family lived a peaceful, happy life. On August 3, 2014 her village was attacked by ISIS, marking the beginning of its savage genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people. Six of her nine brothers were executed on the spot. Murad, along with her two sisters and thousands of other men, women, and children were taken captive and subjected to unspeakable crimes. Murad was initially held hostage in a building with thousands of families. She witnessed young children given to ISIS soldiers as sexual “gifts.” She was raped and tortured on a daily basis. But after facing unimaginable brutality, she was able to escape.


About the Award

In 2012, CGI partnered with Donna Karan to design the Clinton Global Citizen Award. The collaboration was inspired by Karan’s design aesthetic and her efforts in Haiti to bring artisan products to a global market. Karan reached out to her longtime friends Nadia Swarovski of Swarovski Crystal and Cookie Villiard, a Haitian metal artist, to work together to create an award emblematic of CGI and its mission. The handcrafted design is an illustration of the magic that happens when individual voices come together to take positive action.

9th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards-2015

Clinton Global Citizen Awards Honorees, Special Guests and Performers Announced
The 9th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards presented by Starkey Hearing Foundation will honor Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates; Aliko Dangote, President & CEO, Dangote Group; Syeda Ghulam Fatima, General Secretary, Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan; Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal; and Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health ,With special performances and appearances by Tony Bennett; Ben Harper; Janelle Monáe; The Roots; Trudie Styler; Founder, The Rainforest Fund; Rainn Wilson, co-founder the Lidè program; Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; and musical producer, Randy Jackson.

New York, NY – The Ninth Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards, presented by Starkey Hearing Foundation, honored outstanding individuals for their leadership and groundbreaking work that has effected positive, lasting social change around the world in the areas of healthcare, poverty, economic empowerment, legal aid, and women’s leadership.

The 2015 ceremony honored:
For Leadership in Public Service, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates; President, Zayed University. She will be honored for leading the United Arab Emirate’s global philanthropic efforts and making investments to fight hunger and poverty around the world.

For Leadership in the Private Sector, Aliko Dangote, President and CEO, Dangote Group. He will be honored for expanding economic growth in West Africa through investments in business, healthcare, and education in the next generation of West African leaders.

for Leadership in Civil Society, Syeda Ghulam Fatima, General Secretary, Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan. She will be honored for driving a proactive approach toward policy in Pakistan and advocating for core labor standards in Pakistan.

for Leadership in Humanitarian Response, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal for private sector leadership in the Ebola response efforts; and Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health, for bridging the gap between clinics and remote villages in Liberia and responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Raj Panjabi will be accepting his award on behalf of the following organizations for their Ebola response efforts: Africare; Afya Foundation; Airlink; American Logistics Aid Network; AmeriCares; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Brussels Airlines; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ChildFund International; Christian Aid Ministries; Direct Relief; GE Foundation; Government of Guinea; Government of Liberia; Government of Sierra Leone; Greenbaum Foundation; LIFT; Medical Research Centre- Sierra Leone; Medtronic, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Nippon Cargo Airlines; Open Society Foundations; Partners in Health; Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; UBS Optimus Foundation; Wellbody Alliance; and Western Global Airlines.

The evening featured musical performances by Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Janelle Monáe, and The Roots, with special appearances by Trudie Styler, Founder, The Rainforest Fund, Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Rainn Wilson, co-founder the Lidè program, and Randy Jackson who serves as musical producer for the event.

Clinton Global Citizen Awards-2014

Seth Meyers host the 8th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards honoring Leonardo DiCaprio, Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo; Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO, i2 Institute; and Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez, Co-founders, Coalition of Immokalee Workers; with appearances by Madeleine Albright, Eva Longoria, Randy Jackson and musical performances by Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Jason Mraz with special guests Raining Jane, and The Roots.

The 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting was kick off on Sunday, September 21st, with the 8th annual Clinton Global Citizen AwardsTM, hosted by Seth Meyers, of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The Clinton Global Citizen Awards honored outstanding individuals in civil society, philanthropy, public service, and the private sector who exemplify global citizenship through their vision, leadership, and impact in addressing global challenges.

The 2014 ceremony will honored Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez for their work on behalf of farm workers throughout the United States, Leonardo DiCaprio for his dedication to environmental causes and preservation efforts of the world’s oceans, Hayat Sindi for her work to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among young people in the Middle East, Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs for bringing the transformative power of wireless technology to underserved communities globally including developing women’s access to wireless technology and their economic empowerment, and the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga, for promoting reconciliation in the region and building Kosovo’s political and economic institutions to gain EU membership.

The event featured musical performances by Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Jason Mraz with special guests Raining Jane, and The Roots and appearances by Madeleine Albright, Eva Longoria, and Randy Jackson who served as music director for the event.

Clinton Global Citizen Awards Gala – 2012

Established in 2007, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards™ embody President Bill Clinton’s call to action by honoring outstanding individuals who exemplify global citizenship through their vision and leadership.

These citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change. Nominated by CGI members and other global leaders, honorees were chosen based on their innovative approaches, and on the demonstrated results and sustainability of their work.

The awards are given to individuals who have shown ground-breaking leadership in four sectors: civil society, the corporate sector, philanthropy, and public service. Having proven their uncommon abilities to strengthen civil society, these visionaries inspire us all to take action and to become true global citizens.

The ceremony took place on Monday, September 23, 2012. Remarks were given by President Bill Clinton and actress Bebe Neuwirth was the Master of Ceremonies. Angélique Kidjo and Seal provided the evening’s musical entertainment. Joshua Bennett, Rosario Dawson, Donna Karan, Eva Longoria, and June Sarpong all made appearances.

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 Meeting –NYC 2022

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HOTWINC & USA Inc Honor 4 Thousand Elmhurst Hospital Personnel with COVID-19 Champions awards-2020

We are proud to honor Israel Rocha, Jr.Chief Executive Officer, Executive administration of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York., and the following three departments; Nursing , Pulmonary Medicine/Critical care,  and Emergency Medicine.

At the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Elmhurst hospital was the pandemic hospital of the USA.

Elmhurst Hospital, in Queens, New York, is a 545-bed city hospital that serves as a safety-net institution for a largely working-class immigrant population. The novel coronavirus has quickly spread through this vulnerable community, and the hospital is currently operating at more than 100% capacity. In an effort to free up precious beds, dozens of non-Covid-related cases are being transferred to other facilities. Inpatient wards are overwhelmed with those who, under different circumstances, would belong in intensive care units. This is the “epicenter within the epicenter” of the Covid-19 crisis in New York City.

Elmhurst Hospital set up a tent — one of the first in New York — outside of the emergency department. This stemmed the tide in three ways: First, it kept non-critically ill patients out of the emergency room and away from risk. Second, it allowed us to assign physicians who typically work in ambulatory clinics to the tent, freeing up ER doctors for the more critical cases. Finally, in the face of unprecedented demand, New York City hospitals have constrained supplies that need to be judiciously managed for high-risk patients. Keeping the critically ill apart from the non-critically ill helps us allocate resources appropriately.

The national shortage of gowns, masks, gloves, and other materials that keep medical staff safe has created a bottleneck and forced us to find creative ways to conserve. For example, Elmhurst has contained suspected Covid patients in a specific, separate area of the hospital under negative pressure, which helps prevent cross-contamination between rooms. Providers working in a Covid section of the hospital can feasibly wear one N95 mask and face shield throughout a shift, while still protecting themselves from infection. While not an ideal long-term solution, it’s allowed Elmhurst to continue seeing and admitting new patients at a reasonable pace while slowing the burn rate of precious PPE.

Already, on multiple occasions, doctors at Elmhurst have scrambled to find a ventilator for a critically ill Covid-19 patient. We nervously anticipate the day when we will not have one. “Make more ventilators” is an obvious solution, but ventilators are complex machines, difficult to produce quickly, and they have been subject to an enormous surge in global demand. We need them immediately — not next month or next week.

In response, we have freed up existing ventilators in operating rooms and obtained others from less impacted hospitals in our health system. This has only been possible as elective surgical cases are put on hold, but it also offers a national model for finding urgent supplies in forgotten places.

We at Humanitarians of the World Inc, invited Elmhurst hospital staff to be honored at our COVID-19 Champions awards Gala 2020., but they was not able to attend due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and a busy schedule of the head doctors.

So we were invited to Elmhurst hospital where we presented the COVID-19 Champions awards-2020, to the following departments: Israel Rocha, Jr.Chief Executive Officer, accepted  Executive administration COVID-19 Champions award, Alfredo Astua, MD, Pulmonary Medicine/Critical care, Dr. Stuart Kessler , Director Department of Emergency Medicine. Joan M. Curcio, MD, Nursing .

Mr Rocha, went on to say we employ close to four thousand people in Elmhurst hospital, we will be very happy to honor each and every one of the four thousand employees, with the COVID-19 Champions awards-2020.

I like to thank Dr.Adal Hussain, Founder of Humanitarians of the World Inc, and Mr Urgen Sherpa , President , United Sherpa Association Inc, for bestowing these wonderful honors.

Mr Rocha, went on to say, your recognition of our efforts warms our hearts and inspires us as we continue to care for patients during the current healthcare crisis. Please be safe and well.

To see more coverage of Elmhurst Hospital, in our World Liberty TV, Humanitarian Channels by clicking here.    Also see pictures of COVID-19 Champions awards winners by clicking here.

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) hosted its alumni gathering at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island NY-2019

 By: Steve Webner Staff Writer for World Liberty TV President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton recognize social impact by Clinton Global Initiative University alumni .Distinguished alumni convened to reflect and celebrate 12 years of progress and renew commitments to social impact and innovation. Today, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) hosted its alumni gathering at...
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The 2013 Phelophepa Awards and Benefit Dinner

The American Friends of the Phelophepa Train, a 501(c) (3) organization, was formed 11 years ago to enhance funding and awareness for our preventive health organization targeting rural residents of South Africa. We value our American donors for their unwavering support and commitment to a vital cause in this culturally diverse developing country.

The Phelophepa Train brings a range of healing – physical, emotional and social – to what was once a racially torn nation. As the country’s “Miracle Train,” our staff provides basic health care to hard-to-reach residents of South Africa where the ratio of medical care is one doctor to every 5,000 citizens.

We feel strongly that our optimal resources are preventative care, basic health education and an efficient infrastructure to sustain them. More than ever, we need continued collective support to reach our goals.

One of the biggest causes for celebration in 2012 is the long awaited launch of our second train. On March 12, the Phelophepa II embarked on its first journey to Mount Ruth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The new train will double the capacity of the program and service new territories.

Since our U.S. launch in 2002, the American Friends of the Phelophepa Train has organized annual fundraiser galas and other events where we honor American business and social leaders who share our goals in bringing superior health services to the masses. Thanks to their support, and the contributions of new U.S. ambassadors and donors, we hope to continue to deliver the highest standard of care and improve the quality of life for rural South Africans.

Thanks to our American friends, our train has traveled thousands of more miles and succeeding in reaching approximately 5.5 million South Africans.

We have also garnered global recognition. In 2008, Phelophepa I became the first sustainable South African initiative to receive the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for its excellence in public service delivery. Among other accolades, in 2011 Phelopheba I was honored by Texas’ Honor Society of Nursing with the Sigma Theta Tau International award, for making a visible difference in the lives of citizens in rural areas.

We have built a solid foundation and treated many South Africans in need of medical care. Looking to the future, we hope to enhance our work in the communities we serve through the following new initiatives:

Further develop and improve the trains’ infrastructure to strengthen and expand our reach.
Introduce truck service to enrich our work in villages and schools and ultimately build permanent clinics.
Modernize rail track maintenance to insure safe and continuous delivery of services.

As to bolstering our long-term goals, we have high expectations for a “Leadership & Development Project” to boost training for healthcare professionals on the Phelophepa Trains. Our focus centers on advanced diagnostic skills training, improved research and data capturing techniques, more technically advanced administration and management systems, and analysis of good governance practices.

Your generosity has helped us accomplish many feats. Our grand goal is to help rebuild South Africa’s public health and health education systems and guarantee health care access to all. With your continued commitment to Phelophepa, we know we can make this happen.

We owe it to the people we serve in South Africa, and hope that you will choose to be with us every step of the way.

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in NY

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.

Interview with Andrea Bocelli Recording Artist & Live Performance at CGI-2016

An Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

Bocelli has recorded fifteen solo studio albums, of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums, and nine complete operas, selling over 80 million records worldwide. He has had success as a crossover performer bringing classical music to the top of international pop charts.

In 1998, he was named one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People. In 1999, he was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. “The Prayer”, his duet with Celine Dion for the animated film Quest for Camelot, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. With the release of his classical album, Sacred Arias, Bocelli captured a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as he simultaneously held the top three positions on the US Classical Albums charts. Seven of his albums have since reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and a record-setting ten have topped the classical crossover albums charts in the United States.

With five million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical crossover album by a solo artist of all time, and with over twenty million copies sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album Romanza became the best-selling album by an Italian artist of any genre in history, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada and a number of countries in Europe and Latin America.The album’s first single, “Time to Say Goodbye”, was a duet with Sarah Brightman that topped charts across Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over three million copies sold in the country. The single went on to sell over twelve million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2006 and, on 2 March 2010, was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to Live Theater.

We had a pleasure of interviewing Andrea Bocelli at the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, where he did a live performance with the Voices of Haiti Choir, See what Mr Bocelli told us about his singing and his foundation right here in World Liberty TV, Entertainment Channel.