Michelle Obama to speak at Clinton Global Initiative

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This Thursday, First lady, Michelle Obama, will be speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. She will be introduced by her Husband, President Barack Obama and she will discuss international issues. Let me tell you a bit more about the Clinton Global Initiative. Created by ex US President Bill Clinton,t he Clinton Global Initiative ( CGI) reflects his belief that governments need collaboration from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other global leaders to effectively confront the world’s most pressing problems. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 125 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize winners, hundreds of leading global CEOs, major philanthropists and foundation heads, directors of the most effective non-governmental organizations, and members of the media. Famous Members include: Al Gore,Desmond Tutu,Muhammad Yunus, Kofi Annan, Wangari Maathai (Founder Green Belt Movement, Kenya). Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Richard Brandson and Bono. These CGI members have made nearly 1,700 commitments valued at $57 billion, which have already improved more than 220 million lives in 170 countries.