The Conference Room 2 of the United Nations Building in New York was filled to the brim as the world body shifted focus to the young. On the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the global body took time off to appreciate the enormous power and role of youths in a changing world.
Coinciding with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the occasion attracted dignitaries from different walks of life. The deputy Commissioner of Operations and Strategic Partnership in the New York Mayor’s office for International Affairs, Ms. Aissata Camara welcomed delegates with the clarion call that “Ending Poverty is a Must Do”.
Her speech also harped on the need to strengthen Human Rights through the raising of minimum wages and improved parental care.
According to Ms Aissata “Poverty is Man-made and ending it is very much possible”.
She rounded up by launching the Junior Ambassadors Program for children aged 12-13 years which encourages everyone in the world to “Take one Action Everyday to end Poverty”.
Delegates at the event were enthralled by the musical rendition of “You Got a Friend” performed by Julia Miranda.
The event was rounded up at the North Lawn of the UN Garden with the commemoration of a moment of reflection and solidarity in Honour of Victims of Poverty.