Elvis Costello, Randy Jackson Close Out Clinton Global Citizen Awards

New York, N.Y.  Responding to increasing interest among business and governments around the world, President Clinton launched CGI International to supplement the Annual Meeting in New York with additional meetings in various regions of the globe.

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Elvis Costello performance with @theroots introduced by Randy Jackson
to close out Clinton Global Citizen Awards. #CGI2013. Photo: John Lee.

In December 2008, President Clinton convened the first CGI International meeting in Hong Kong to address local, regional, and global challenges. The focus of the CGI meeting in Asia was on three main areas: education, energy and climate change, and public health. The two-day meeting attracted over 3,000 accredited delegates, a record number for a nongovernmental organization gathering in Asia.

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@ClintonGlobal: “Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens.
Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.” #Malala at #CGI2013Photo: John Lee.

Prominent participants have included: business leaders such as Ajay Banga, Ronnie Chan, Victor Fung, Christopher Graves and Stephen S. Roach; government leaders such as Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Lee Kuan Yew, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, and Donald Tsang Yum Kuen; NGO heads such as Elisea Gozun, David Ho, and Xiaoyi Liao; thought leaders such as Maris Martinsons, Sugata Mitra, and Hong Zhang; and the Secretaries-General of both ASEAN and the United Nations – Surin Pitsuwan and Ban Ki-moon, respectively.

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The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness has covered CGI for four years. 

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John Lee
John Lee served as a Global Officer of Orphans International Worldwide (www.oiww.org) in Sri Lanka for three years following the 2004 Tsunami. He is Vice President of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (www.lucefoundation.org) and serves as Lifestyle Editor of The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness. He has a masters degree in gemology and is an accomplished photographer.

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