About the Meeting

The fifth annual CGI U meeting brought together students and national youth organizations to create and implement Commitments to Action across five Focus Areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting was held from March 30 - April 1, 2012 at George Washington University.

CGI U 2012 was arranged around plenary sessions, working sessions, and skill sessions, all of which allowed members to interact with one another and formulate commitments and productive partnerships.

Whether discussing the education of marginalized populations or the worldwide struggle against infectious diseases, each session was informed by student activists, celebrities, heads of leading NGOs, topic experts, and others who have created positive change in the global community. Participants were also invited to participate in CGI U Exchange, an exhibition allowing meeting attendees to learn more about the commitments and organizations present at CGI U 2012. On Sunday, CGI U members took part in an innovative service project which will allowed students to give back to the greater Washington DC community.