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According to Nelson Mandela, the Clinton Global Initiative is addressing the greatest challenges the World faces. It is a call to action. What can I do as a global citizen? Your commitments can become a powerful tool in shaping a better world.
What has been intended to become an event which helps create a small piece of common ground, has actuallty been followed by +50,000 viewers from around the world. It has generated more than 218 commitments from twice that many people. The value of these commitments, not considering time and mind which are the most valuable and enriching, comes to more than 7.3 billion dollars.
You can summarize it with a word, Ubuntu, and with one of the most moving speeches given by Desmond Tutu.”We won’t win a war against terror, so-called, as long as there are conditions in the world that make people desperate”. (m. 44:40) and his remarkable closing speech (m. 1:02:00). Join the conversation.
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“A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.”
Desmond Tutu
The focus areas of the CGI which try to cover the most serious issues affecting the world today are:
Energy and Climate Change
Global Health
Poverty Alleviation
Mitigating Religious and Ethnic Conflict
Get an insider view of the event. Martin Varsavsky covered the event through his blog, sharing his personal view and perspective of the event.
“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.
That’s what this CGI deal’s all about.


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