The annual Clinton Global Initiative organised by the Clinton Foundation, named after the former US President began yesterday. President Mohamed Nasheed attended the opening ceremony of this Initiative which was held at Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers.

The annual Clinton Global Initiative is a gathering of world leaders and business executives, celebrities and activists seeking solutions to the world's most pressing issues, like climate change and poverty.

The Clinton Global Initiative will be held in New York, from the 22nd to the 25th of this month.