Bill Clinton talks to Queen Rania of Jordan, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Neville Isdell, Chairman of Coca Cola and Bono.
About The Clinton FoundationThe William J. Clinton Foundation is the mothership of some of the most successful philanthropic endeavours of our times.
Founded by Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, the foundation focuses on some of the planet's most urgent challenges such as global climate change, HIV/AIDS, childhood obesity, economic opportunity in the United States, Africa and Latin America. The Foundation has grown into a global non-governmental organization with 1,400 staff and volunteers in more than 40 countries.
"The success of our work is measured by a single question: Are people better off now than when we started" - William J. Clinton
Clinton focuses on areas where he makes the most difference as a private citizen. The Foundation is working in collaboration with governments and other partners. Clinton and his highly motivated staff focus on delivering measurable results. Their work makes a significant impact on the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world.
The Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative has managed to decrease the cost of medication for children in developing countries by almost 90 percent and it provides 1.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS with life-saving treatment.
40 of the world's largest cities are now working with the Clinton Climate Initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
More than 4,000 schools have started to fight obesity.
Members of the Clinton Economic Initiative have given 65,000 hours of pro-bono assistance worth more than $14 million to small business owners.
The Clinton Foundation provides the platform for the Clinton Global initiative, which motivates rich and powerful people around the globe to donate billions of dollars for aid projects.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
The CGI is a global powerhouse which brings together global leaders, CEOs and NGOs to save the planet. Focus areas of the CGI are poverty alleviation, climate change, global health, and education.
The 5th Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 22 till 25 in New York.
In the past five years 1,400 "Commitments To Action" valued at $46 billion have been made by the members of the Clinton Global Initiative, improving more than 200 million lives in 150 countries.
The CGI community also includes CGI University (CGI U), a forum to engage college students in global citizenship; CGI Asia; and, MyCommitment.org, an online portal where anybody can make their own Commitment to Action.
"CGI is a global movement where every word spoken, every partnership discovered, and every promise made can have a direct impact on the lives of millions of people across our planet for generations to come." - Nelson Mandela, Former President of the Republic of South Africa.
For more information read the article: The Secret of Billion Dollar Bill Clinton or visit clintonglobalinitiative.org