The Ariel Foundation International


The Ariel Foundation International
Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Community Service


"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, then when?"  - Hillel

 





Featured Event

CHANGEMAKERS AT THE UN
(GENEVA, DECEMBER 1-2, 2014)
REGISTER NOW!

Changemakers UN 2014 Dr. Ariel King

TWO DAYS. COLLABORATE. CONTRIBUTE. EXPERIENCE.

Changemakers from around the world will be coming to Geneva to connect with each other and participate in intense workshops at the United Nations on themes related to the Right to Development. We are delighted to confirm that we will have a unique opportunity to feed back the outcomes of workshops at a high level official UN event. The outcomes of the Summit will provide a framework for the Changemakers platform to contribute to work of UN in 2015. Summit participants will become Changemaker Ambassadors, leaving Geneva inspired and with opportunities to get involved longer term with our work at the UN.

Are you a Changemaker aged between 18-35? Join us for an inspiring experience and the opportunity to contribute to the work of the UN. Let’s Make Change.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

REGISTER NOW FOR CHANGEMAKERS AT THE UN (CLICK HERE)

Click to Help the Botswana Orphans

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As part of the Changemakers UN project, the participants are working to give these 275 Botswana HIV/AIDS orphaned children a day to remember -- hot meals and gifts.

No contribution is too small. 

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PROTECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHILDREN 
27TH  SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL  
SIDE EVENT

Friday, 15 September 2014
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

  Shyami Puvimanasinghe


CHILDREN AND YOUTH HUMAN RIGHTS  IN DEVELOPMENT
27TH  SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL  
SIDE EVENT
 
Friday, 12 September 2014
United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland


 Shyami Puvimanasinghe


Ariel Foundation and Other NGO's Exchange One Last Time
with Departing UN High Commissoner for Human Rights
August 5, 2014


HR Pillay

June 2014 Report on
Human Rights Council Social Forum

On the Rights of Older Persons
United Nations Side Event April 1-3, 2014

(click to read the informative report)

Human Rights Council Side Event on Aging

Protecting and Safeguarding the Human Rights of Children
June 11, 2014 UN, Geneva





RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT YOUTH SUMMIT
AT THE UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA
4 DECEMBER 2013


Right to Development Youth Summit Report Ariel Foundation Interational UN Geneva

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UN Summit   

UN Summit 


      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.

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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 Design.

Learn More About Right to Development Youth Summit

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"Thank you"

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, then when?

- Hillel

The Ariel Foundation International is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2002. The Foundation promotes youth leadership, entrepreneurship and community service via education, experience through serviceTM, leadership and support of children, young people and their communities in developing countries.

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Board of Directors

Chair
H.E. Ambassador Joseph Huggins,

Vice Chair
H.E. Ambassador Molelekeng E. Rapolaki,

President
Dr. Ariel King

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