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Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, is among the heads of state of several countries in attendance at the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting, now underway at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.
The opening plenary session got underway just after 10:00 am (NY time), with a diverse group of world leaders in an action-oriented discussion of the major challenges that the CGI is focussing on this year. These include the issues of education, energy and climate change, global health and poverty alleviation. This session is exploring the transformative capacity of business, Government and Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s), to collaboratively develop and implement sustainable solutions.
During the lunch break, the leaders will split up into four working groups, during which they will share different approaches to addressing global challenges, the progress they have achieved and the lessons they have learnt, through the implementation of their commitments. The luncheons which follow will include panels of commitment-makers, moderated by the working group’s chair, as well as others which will include short video testimonials.
This afternoon, Mr. Golding will be attending the special Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. He will also take time out to attend a special reception being hosted by the Jamaican Consulate in New York, for World Record Olympic Gold Medallist Usain Bolt.
Following the opening of the 63rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday and presentations by various world leaders, Mr. Golding was requested to chair the high-level meeting on Africa’s Development Needs.