About the Meeting

The sixth annual CGI U meeting brought together students and youth organizations to develop Commitments to Action across five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting was held from April 5 - 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis.

The CGI U meeting included plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events that provided participants with a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. The program allowed CGI U attendees to discuss global issues, develop practical skills, identify potential partners, and formulate concrete plans of action for the months ahead.

Whether the discussion focused on STEM education, human trafficking, or prescription drug misuse, 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. Meeting attendees were also invited to participate in CGI U Exchange, an exhibition allowing them to learn more about the commitments and organizations represented at CGI U 2013. On Sunday, CGI U participants took part in an innovative service project that allowed students to give back to the greater St. Louis community.