President Bill Clinton and the William J. Clinton Foundation have launched the Clinton Global Initiative to help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities, and values.
The mission of the William J. Clinton Foundation, and the goal of this Initiative, is to increase the benefits and reduce the burdens of global interdependence; to make a world of more partners and fewer enemies; and to give more people the tools they need to build a better future.
The Clinton Global Initiative is a non-partisan endeavor, bringing together a carefully selected group of the world’s best minds and most distinguished problem solvers to focus on practical, effective measures that can be taken now. These leaders - from a wide variety of political, ideological, religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds - include current and former heads of state, top business executives, preeminent scholars, and representatives of key non-governmental organizations.
This Initiative is unlike other world conferences in one respect: it is determined to change things now, by discussing some of the world’s most pressing problems; detailing successful responses to them; seeking the best new solutions; and most important, obtaining a specific commitment from each participant to take action in one of the focus areas discussed.
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