The Clinton Global Citizen Awards were established in 2007 to recognize extraordinary individuals who have demonstrated visionary leadership in solving pressing global challenges. Through their work, these citizens have proven that diverse sectors of society including philanthropic, public service, corporate, and civic organizations can work together successfully to implement and devise solutions that effect positive, lasting social change.
The ceremony will take place during CGI’s 2011 Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 22. Sarah Jones, Tony and Obie award-winning playwright and performer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, will emcee, while Somali Canadian rapper KNAAN and Sting will provide the evenings musical entertainment. Morgan Freeman, Iman, Muhtar Kent, Michael Mckean, Annette O’Toole, Barbra Streisand will also make special appearances in honor of the recipients. The ceremony will also be broadcast on hulu in the coming weeks.
Nominated by CGI members, the honorees are chosen based on their innovative and effective approaches to making positive global change, and on their work’s potential for scalable growth and sustainability. They are leaders whose efforts transcend borders, change lives, and set an example for us all.
Trudie Styler and Sting are one of the honorees for leadership in philantropy.
Sting performed “Englishman in New York”, “Every breath you take”, “Desert rose” and another 4th song.