CGI members make over 150 new Commitments to Action at 2012 Annual Meeting

Over the three days of the 2012 Annual Meeting, an array of heads of state, CEOs, non-profit leaders, and other global luminaries made over 150 new commitments, valued at more than $2 billion and expected to impact nearly 22 million lives. Members have now made nearly 2,300 commitments, which will improve the lives of over 400 million people in more than 180 countries.

“I am convinced that cooperation, not conflict, will define this century,” said President Clinton. “From the capitols of the world to the most remote villages, people everywhere understand that there are universal challenges which face us all and are beyond the power of any individual to solve alone. As the eighth CGI Annual Meeting draws to a close, I celebrate our members who have committed to working together to meet these challenges head on. Their creative and focused actions will help to bring about a stable, sustainable world in which all people have a chance to thrive.”

Read yesterday’s full press release and watch the archived webcast of the Annual Meeting.


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Charlie Rose recaps 2012 Annual Meeting, hosts “Leading By Design” session

Charlie Rose provides a recap of the 2012 Annual Meeting on CBS’s “This Morning”

Yesterday, he hosted a session on “Leading By Design: Governing The Global Community,” a series of one-on-one conversations with President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, Tony Blair, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner, and Chelsea Clinton. Watch the full conversations below: Read More »


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Announcing: Special Session Live Webcast Hosted by Charlie Rose

This afternoon, Charlie Rose will moderate a special session on “Leading by Design: Governing Our Global Community.” Participants include: Tony Blair, President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner.

All are invited to watch via the free live webcastlive.clintonglobalinitiative.org

Full session description below: Read More »


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Day 3 Live Webcast Preview

The third and final day of the 2012 Annual Meeting caps an exciting three days of action and commitments in grand style. Governor Mitt Romney will deliver remarks before the morning plenary session at 9 AM ET and President Barack Obama will speak before the plenary session at noon ET. As always, you can watch all sessions on our live webcast and can follow the action on Twitter (@ClintonGlobal) or on Facebook and tweet questions for our plenary session panels using #CGI2012.

Missed out on anything today? Be sure to check out storify social media highlights from day 2, including our top tweets from yesterday’s sessions. Or, you can watch full, on-demand session videos from yesterday here.

Here’s a guide to tomorrow’s live webcast:

9:00 AM ET:

The Morning Plenary Session will begin with special remarks from Governor Mitt Romney. We’ll hear a number of progress reports from CGI members and President Clinton will also announce a number of new commitments. The panel discussion on “The Future of Food” will be moderated by Judith Rodin (President, The Rockefeller Foundation) and will feature Akinwumi Adesina (Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria,) Jason Clay (Senior Vice President, Market Transformation, World Wildlife Fund,) Clarence Otis, Jr. (Chairman and CEO, Darden Restaurants, Inc,) and Irene B. Rosenfeld (Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods, Inc.) Watch on the CGI Live channel: live.clintonglobalinitiative.org

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Day 2 Live Webcast Preview

After a successful and exciting opening day of the 2012 CGI Annual Meeting, the second day of #CGI2012 features, among many highlights, two special sessions and remarks by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. As always, you can watch all sessions on our live webcast and can follow the action on Twitter (@ClintonGlobal) or on Facebook.

Missed out on anything today? Be sure to check out our storify social media highlights from day 1, including our top tweets from yesterday’s sessions. Or, you can watch full, on-demand session videos from yesterday here.

Here’s a guide to tomorrow’s live webcast:

9:00 AM ET:

The Morning Plenary Session will begin with special remarks from Secretary Clinton on “Designing Diplomacy for the 21st Century.” President Clinton will also announce a number of new commitments, before a discussion moderated by Nicholas D. Kristof, (Columnist, The New York Times) featuring Joan Clos (Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT) Salma Samar Damluji (Chief Architect, Daw’an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation) Elizabeth Heider (Senior Vice President, Skanska USA Building Inc.; Chair, Board of Directors, U.S. Green Building Council) and Jonathan Reckford (Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity International.) Watch on the CGI Live channel: live.clintonglobalinitiative.org

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Day 1 at #CGI2012 Through Social Media



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