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In September 2010 at the Clinton Global Initiative, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the establishment of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.   A public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation, the alliance seeks to introduce clean cookstoves to 100 million homes worldwide by the year 2020.  Toxic fumes from cooking devices that consume solid fumes kill nearly two million people a year and represent one of the top five health risks in poor and developing countries.

At the third annual meeting of the alliance, in September 2013, Hillary assumed the leadership chair at the alliance.  Today, in New York City, she attended the USAID Cookstoves Future Summit where she spoke to donors, activists and members of the media on the importance of this initiative.

The United States Announces Significant Support for the Clean Cooking Sector and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 21, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today announced up to $200 million in expected renewed and enhanced support by the United States for the clean cooking sector and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance).

These actions will help improve health, reduce environmental degradation, mitigate climate change, and generate economic empowerment and opportunity for women and girls.

Building on the United States’ initial commitment from 2011-2015, these new expected contributions bring the cumulative anticipated U.S. contribution commitment to this sector and the Alliance up to $325 million through 2020.

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Went to summit yesterday w/global & industry leaders focused on a worthy mission. Cooking shouldn’t kill.

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OH, WOW!  I just received this email.

Dear Friends,

This year’s Social Good Summit got off to an exciting start with a video message from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She talked about the unprecedented opportunity each of us has to harness technology and social media to help build a better world. As she said, “We are living at a moment when anyone can be a diplomat. All you have to do is hit send.”

Her message underlines why this is an exciting moment for all of us who support the UN’s work to address global challenges.

This is what the Social Good Summit is all about — bringing together world leaders and engaged citizens, technology enthusiasts and international development experts, bloggers and entrepreneurs to share ideas about how technology and innovative thinking can help solve the world’s greatest challenges. The United Nations Foundation is proud to be a partner in this extraordinary conversation.

The Social Good Summit takes place from Saturday, September 22 through Monday, September 24, but you don’t have to be at the event to get involved. Visit mashable.com/sgs to join the global conversation.


Aaron Sherinian
UN Foundation

Here is the link to their website.

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