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New Commitments Totaling $10.8 Billion Announced During 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting During the three days of this year's annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, more than a hundred and sixty new commitments totaling almost $11 billion were announced to address a range of global challenges and improve the lives of an estimated 22.2 million people.
New commitments announced on the final day of the meeting included a pledge from Humanity United, in partnership with the Legatum Foundation and Walk Free, to establish a $100 million Freedom Fund to fight modern day slavery; a commitment from Liberty & Justice, together with the Eleos and TTSL Charitable foundations, Root Capital, Invested Development, and the Sorenson Impact Fund to launch Made in Africa, a network of social enterprise apparel factories; and a call to action by the Nike Foundation, in partnership with the NoVo and United Nations foundations, the International Center for Research on Women, and Girls Not Brides, to include adolescent girls in the post-2015 development framework.
In addition, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the African Wildlife Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Save the Elephants, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the Jane Goodall Institute announced a commitment to the Partnership to Save Africa's Elephants to end elephant poaching by addressing poaching, trafficking, and international demand.
Among other things, the commitments announced at the ninth annual CGI meeting will support efforts to prevent nearly 27 million metric tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, increase female enrollment in schools by more than two million girls, improve education for more than 11.6 million children, expand access to health services for nearly four million people, and invest more than $7 billion in small- and midsize enterprises.
"This year's commitments highlight the enthusiasm, creativity, and general characteristic of CGI members," said Bill Clinton. "They also reinforced our theme of 'mobilizing for impact.' So many partners have come together to increase their impact by drawing upon each other's strengths and creating new partnerships to truly put ideas into action: this is what CGI is all about. I am so grateful to everyone who joined us this year, whether in person or online, and who continue to work with us to create a better world."
“President Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Emphasize Optimism and Action on Closing Day of 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.” Clinton Global Initiative Press Release 9/26/13.
Primary Subject: Philanthropy and Voluntarism
Secondary Subject(s): Education, Women, Environment, Health
Location(s): International, National, New York, New York City