Building on President Clinton's lifetime in public service, the 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. In 2005, President Clinton established CGI to turn ideas into action and to help our world move beyond the current state of globalization to a more integrated global community of shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. By gathering world leaders from a variety of backgrounds, CGI created a unique opportunity to channel the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize change. To fulfill the action-oriented mission of CGI, all members devise practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measurable Commitments to Action.
Her Royal Highnesses Princess Ghida Talal attended the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City in 2010, 2011 and 2012. During CGI 2010, HRH Princess Ghida Talal made a commitment to ‘Personalized Medicine’. This participation was an important platform which generated attention for KHCF and KHCC on a global scale, firmly establishing their place in the global health arena.
In 2011, HRH Princess Ghida Talal was invited by President Clinton to join him on stage to present important commitments put forth by Clinton Global Initiative members (CGI). The same plenary session was also addressed by US President Barak Obama. President Obama stressed the importance of building a healthy and productive workforce that is able to contribute to the advancement and development of the economies globally. HRH Princess Ghida Talal presented CGI certificates to two groups of private and public partners in recognition of their commitments. Her Royal Highness also spoke at the Special Session on Non-Communicable Diseases: Next steps for the Global Health Community.