Ariel Foundation International Youth
Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Community Service
am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am
If not now, then when?" - Hillel
AFI Changemakers were invited to participate in the Summit on ‘Right to
Health & Access to Medicine’. Changemakers also participated in the
2015 UN Social Forum on Access to Medicines, and council meetings along
with representatives from member states, intergovernmental
organisations and civil society. AFI Changemakers presented at a
side event on the Right to Health that was attended by members of the
UN, member states, NGO and others. A report will be
published describing their findings and results of the Summit. Join us
and become part of AFI Changemakers - UN network.
Matthew McVarish, and its major sponsors Ariel
Foundation International, Moira Anderson Foundation, Innocence in
Danger and Raphael International Foundation to celebrated the completion
of his 10,000
miles, 16,000 kilometer 32 cities in 30 European countries, 17 month
walk to raise awareness of childhood sexual
Learn more at http://roadtochange.eu/royal-mile/
AFI in Partnership with Thandi Khumalo Foundation (TKF)
a community based organization in Botswana held a
holiday party for orphaned children.
Because of your generosity 275 Botswana HIV/AIDS orphaned
children had a day to remember -- with hot meals and gifts.
Changemakers from around the
world came to Geneva to connect with each other and
participate in intense workshops at the United Nations on themes
related to the Right to Development. Outcomes of
workshops were fedback at a high level official UN event. The outcomes
of the Summit provided a framework for the Changemakers platform to
work of UN in 2015. Summit participants became Changemaker
Ambassadors, leaving Geneva inspired and with opportunities to get
involved longer term with our work at the UN.
RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT YOUTH SUMMIT AT THE
UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA
4 DECEMBER 2013 Click
to Download Report Youth are
todays leaders and the next generation of families, policy makers and economic
actors, with the consequent responsibility for responding
to the many challenges facing humanity. (Click
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At the United Nations in Geneva,
Switzerland, an historic Youth Summit on the Right to Development was
convened by the Ariel Foundation International and coordinated by Aha
Design at the United Nations. The UN High Commission for
Human Rights Office of Development staff had actively sought out
opportunities to engage with youth, citizens and leaders of today and
tomorrow. The Youth Summit on the Right to Development provided a rare
opportunity for select young adults to give their views directly to the
UN Working Party on the Right to Development.
Historically, the Youth Summit on the RTD is first time that the youth
had the privilege and responsibility to directly inform the world of
their ideas and views will feed directly into the official UN Working
Party on the Right to Development as part of its own deliberations.
The Youth delegates, and the youth representative speaker, Kevin
Ackermann, also participated in the celebration of the publication of
"Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25
Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development"
with Mr. Kevin Ackermann, Youth Representative, Ms. Navi Pillay, High
Commissioner for Human Rights, Ambassador Mary Robinson, the former
President of Ireland, Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, the Director of the
YWCA, Ambassador George Abi-Saab, and Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam.
The Summit was convened by Dr. Ariel King, President of the Ariel
Foundation International and coordinated by Mr. Iman Fadai of Aha
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