United Nations

United Nations

United Nations Grants Special Consultative Status to TCPI FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Omar Tungekar Phone: +1 512-651-3742 ext. 706 E-mail: omar.tungekar@helpthemtoday.org New York, NY—July 2, 2014— The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has granted special consultative status to The Children’s Project International (TCPI), an international non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the welfare of children in underdeveloped regions of the globe. Special consultative status provides a select group of...

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Rio+20

Rio+20 and The Future We Want The largest event in United Nations History, the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, brought together representatives of governments across the globe as well as representatives of civil society, including TCPI policy advocates, to adopt an agenda for sustainable development. Concluding at the end of June, the conference adopted a resolution, a 53-page document entitled “The Future We Want,” incorporating priorities identified by TCPI’s policy advocacy program. The document reaffirms key principles...

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World AIDS Day

The Children’s Project International joins organizations and individuals around the globe to recognize a human tragedy this World AIDS Day. According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 34 million people living with HIV, most of whom live in poor, developing countries. Home to just 10% of the world’s population, sub-Saharan Africa represents 60% of all AIDS infections with mother-to-child transmission posing a real threat to the most vulnerable human beings. Last year alone, UNAIDS estimates 390,000 children were newly infected with HIV....

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Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness

During an era when tight donor budgets promise to prolong the scarcity faced by developing nations, The Children’s Project International applauds U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for renewing America’s commitment to global development. Today the Secretary travels to Busan, South Korea to meet with aid groups at the High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. With U.S. aid policies serving as an international role model for other donor nations, TCPI could not be more pleased with Secretary Clinton’s interest in effective aid. Since its...

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Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa

With famine affecting more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, The Children’s Project International (TCPI) praises the United States’ $105 million pledge to alleviate hunger in Somalia. The crisis that has struck Africa comes at a time of economic uncertainty for many Western nations, but the current drought, the worst in 60 years, has created a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation for Somalis. United Nations officials estimate 100,000 rural villagers have flooded Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, in search of scarce food...

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