Clinton Global Initiative
26 September 2008
The annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) concludes today in New York. The three-day event brought together a diverse group of world leaders from government, business, international agencies and civil society to examine global challenges and transform that awareness into action.
UNAIDS Executive Director Dr Peter Piot and former President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio participated in a working group breakfast on global health which addressed AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Increased effort and investment in the AIDS response in recent years have yielded examples of successful approaches that can be replicated or scaled up globally. The participants identified and explored opportunities to improve the way we respond to these diseases with existing tools and knowledge and highlighted current challenges.
Since its inception in 2005, CGI has convened a community that includes more than 80 current and former heads of state, hundreds of business, international and non-profit leaders, major philanthropists, and Nobel Peace Laureates. Their aim is to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The 2008 Annual Meeting focussed on challenges and opportunities in the following four focus areas: education, energy and climate change, global health and poverty alleviation.