Former President Bill Clinton is wrapping up the third and final day of the Clinton Global Initiative, an annual summit aimed at bringing together key stakeholders in the nonprofit and philanthropic worlds to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, and major philanthropists joined Clinton in New York City to hear the perspectives of their contemporaries on issues ranging from severe weather in Haiti and barriers to educating girls in India and African nations.
Ultimately, the meeting draws commitments from organizations and foundations to back the solutions brought to the conference with much needed funding and support.
“I am inspired by the dedication and generosity of our CGI members whose commitments touch the lives of millions of people around the world,” Clinton said Monday. “This year’s commitments represent not only a deep respect for humanity but also inspire others to transform their ideas and innovation into substantive global action.”
Some of Monday’s commitments included promises to provide affordable green housing, infrastructure and other social services to 1,000 Nigerians and to donate 1 million hearing aids to children in the developing world over the next 10 years.
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(Photo: Todd France / Clinton Global Initiative)