Events

Arigatou International is pleased to present a livestream of a two-hour session during the Kofi Annan Faith Briefing, a side event of the High Level Political Forum, sponsored by the UN Multi-faith Advisory Council.

Date: Monday July 15, 2019

Session topic: Multi-Religious Perspectives on the Implementation of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Session sponsored by: Arigatou International and UNICEF

Session time: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Eastern Standard Time

M.C of this Session: Ms. Rebeca Rios-Kohn, Director, Arigatou International, New York

Live stream: https://www.facebook.com/PrayerAndAction/

Background

Arigatou International is developing a multi-religious study: Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The study will be launched on November 20, 2019, the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Arigatou International’s World Day of Prayer and Action for Children.

As part of the all-day Kofi Annan Faith Briefing, a side event of the High Level Political Forum, Arigatou International and UNICEF will present a panel discussion on above-mentioned CRC study. Please watch this panel discussion of the CRC Study via live stream.

Also at this event, Arigatou International will share a Preview of the multi-religious study Faith and Children’s Rights: A Multi-religious Study on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Opening Remarks:

  • Ms. Henrietta Fore, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNICEF Executive Director

  • Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President of Arigatou International and Leader of Miyochikai

  • Dr. Najat Maalla M’jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

  • H.E. Ms. Sima Sami I. Bahous, Permanent Representative of Jordan

  • H.E. Mr. Michal Mlynár, Permanent Representative of Slovakia

 

Panel 1: Shared Values Between World’s Major Religions and the Convention on the Rights of the Child 

Moderator: Prof. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Senior Advisor, KAICIID

 Speakers: 

  • Prof. Savitri Goonesekere, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Colombo
  • Rev. Olav Fykse-Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches
  • The Most Rev. Julio E. Murray, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Central America, Bishop of Panama
  • Dr. Mustafa Ali, Secretary General, Global Network of Religions for Children, Director, Arigatou International, Kenya

 

Panel 2: Discussion will focus on good practices and evidence on actions taken by religious leaders to safeguard children’s rights 

Moderator: Dr. Azza Karam, Chair, UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development

Speakers:

  • Ms. Amanda Rives, Regional Policy and Advocacy Director World Vision International
  • Ms. Jean Duff, President, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities
  • Mr. Nasser Haghamad, CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Sadhviji Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH
  • Alliance, Representing the UN Task Force Multi-Faith Advisory Council

 

Closing of Session: Ms. Paloma Escudero – Director, Division of Communication, UNICEF

Live stream: https://www.facebook.com/PrayerAndAction/