Children International Recognized at United Nations MY World Partner Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony

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Children International Recognized at United Nations MY World Partner Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony

Children International Gives Impoverished Children and Youth a Say at the United Nations
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Children International representative Christy Howard met with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, at the MY World Partner Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony. ©2014 Children International

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00am

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Kansas City, MO, October 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Children International was recognized last week at the United Nations MY World Partner Recognition Event and Awards Ceremony in New York City for the organization’s efforts to include the opinions of the impoverished children and youth it serves in the MY World survey. These votes will help determine priorities for the global development process starting in 2015.

Children International has worked to make sure the children and youth in its programs have had a chance to share their opinions with the United Nations through the MY World survey. Young people have filled out the surveys online in Children International community centers in 10 countries. Children International staff and volunteers have also been assisting others with paper ballots. 

Being able to share their opinions and concerns has meant a lot to the children and youth in Children International’s programs. When Shabag, a youth from India, was asked about his experience with the survey, he said, “It certainly makes me feel important, and, moreover, makes me realize that there are some people out there who care about what and how we feel.”

More than 5 million people in 194 countries have answered the MY World survey, making it the largest global survey ever. Thanks to organizations like Children International, youth participation has been overwhelming. The top three issues as of now are good education, better healthcare and better job opportunities.

Add your voice to the MY World survey at myworld2015.org. The results can be seen at data.myworld2015.org and worldwewant2015.org/trends.

Learn more about Children International’s work around the world.

 

About Children International

Children International prepares children and youth to escape the traps of poverty by supporting their critical needs, building resilience and engaging them in transformative activities. Children International accomplishes this by providing crucial benefits and compassionate care through easily accessible, modern community centers. Children International’s presence, programs and supporters have a positive impact on children, youth, families and communities; provide protection; encourage self-sufficiency; and serve as catalysts for change.

For more information about Children International, visit www.children.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Christy Howard
Corporate Communications
Children International
Direct:  (816) 943-3730
Email: choward@children.org

Brittany Gelbach
Public Relations
Children International
Direct: (816) 943-3832
Email: bgelbach@children.org

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