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September 20, 2006

CGI - Morning Press Overview

-- by Dave Johnson

The Press Overview session was conducted by Jay Carson, Clinton Foundation Spokesman

This is the second Clinton Global Initiative conference. This conference comes out of President Clinton attending many conferences of world political and business, and coming back year after year to find everyone talking about the same things. Also, that he felt there was too much “speechifying.” So he set up this conference, at the same time as the UN gathering, around the idea of few long speeches, and working sessions where leaders have discussions on solving problems.

Attendees are required to make and meet a commitment, or they are not invited back. “A number of people”(less than 20) from last year, for example, were not invited back. Some of the commitments are very large dollar amounts – last year produced $2.5 billion in commitments toward solutions to the problems discussed.

There are four working areas for this conference, with discussion “tracks” of working groups:

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Global Health
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict

    Posted by Dave Johnson at September 20, 2006 6:08 AM

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