NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has named PR Newswire as an official communications partner, providing resources to help CGI further its mission to devise and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
Through the partnership, PR Newswire is providing communications and marketing services to the CGI throughout the year, including news distribution, Multimedia News Releases, Web engagement platforms and news/photo distributions. Additionally, PR Newswire will extend news and multimedia services exclusively to the CGI's global commitment-makers and members selected to attend and present their commitments for the coming year at the Seventh Annual Meeting of CGI, which will be held in New York City from September 20-22, 2011.
"PR Newswire is an ideal partner to help CGI and our members spread the word about their important commitments to action," said Bob Harrison, CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). "We look forward to working with PR Newswire and are pleased that PR Newswire will be helping our members raise awareness about the nearly 2,000 commitments they've made, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries."
"We are very pleased to help the CGI and its members to increase their visibility and impact with traditional and new media audiences, business leaders and policymakers around the world to help further CGI's mission of implementing innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges," said Brian Taylor, Vice President, Public Interest Services, PR Newswire.
President Bill Clinton will host the Seventh Annual Meeting of CGI, which will bring together global leaders from business, government, academia, science, religion, and non-governmental organizations, including numerous heads of state, former heads of state, CEOs of multinational corporations, and prominent philanthropists. CGI is a forum for participants to develop and then implement workable solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. The Topics for the 2011 Meeting include Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Generating Employment for the 21st Century, Sustainable Consumption: Ensuring Long-term Prosperity on a Finite Planet, and Girls and Women: Scaling What Works.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 18 Nobel Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made nearly 2,000 commitments, which have already improved the lives of 300 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued in excess of $63 billion. The 2011 Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 20-22 in New York City.
This year, CGI also convened CGI America, a meeting focused on developing ideas for driving economic growth in the United States. The CGI community also includes CGI U, which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development and collective commitment-making. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.
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