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The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is gearing up to introduce the CGI Ukraine Action Network to support Ukrainians in need.
This humanitarian initiative, set to be unveiled on Tuesday following CGI’s annual conference kickoff in New York, stems from a partnership between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska. The network’s announcement, as reported by The Associated Press, is expected to be accompanied by several financial pledges.
With a two-day conference agenda, CGI aims to convene global leaders to rally behind the year’s theme, “keep going.” In the spotlight, Pope Francis will engage in climate change discussions with former President Clinton as the conference’s inaugural segment on Monday.
Prominent attendees spanning various fields will attend the event. US officials include Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and governors Gavin Newsom (D-California) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-Michigan). Media personalities Dana Perino and Jen Psaki, along with international figures like Dwyane Wade, Prime Ministers Mia Mottley and Tony Blair, Google President Ruth Porat, and President Irfaan Ali of Guyana, are slated to participate.
In a previous statement, the Clintons elaborated on the conference’s focus, highlighting “climate change, health disparities, food scarcity, global economic inequality, democracy, and refugee concerns.” They emphasized the event’s objective, aiming to “channel energy and investment to scale solutions” and explore advanced tools like artificial intelligence for the greater good. The statement added, “the focus will be on what we can do, not what we can’t — and will highlight how even seemingly small actions, when taken together, can turn the tide on even our most stubborn challenges.”