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22 April 2020


Rev. Miyamoto Writes at World Economic Forum Blog about Youth Participation

Today, the World Economic Forum Blog published a piece on youth participation written by Rev. Keishi Miyamoto, President of Arigatou International and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Role of Faith. In an article titled, "What the Young can Teach us—If Given a Chance", Rev. Miyamoto emphasizes on the importance to work with youth to build a better world today. Prior to writing this article, Rev. Miyamoto asked the Global Network of Religions for Children's Youth Network for their input on the topic.

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Arigatou International is an international faith-based NGO committed to building a better world for children. Holding special consultative status with ECOSOC and consultative status with UNICEF, and as a member of the NGO Group for the CRC and of the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), Arigatou International liaises and works jointly with UN agencies and other NGOs to foster cooperation within a rights-based approach to the profound issues faced by children and youth today.

The GNRC is the leading global interfaith network devoted to working for child rights and other children's issues. Its membership and partners include a diverse group of religious leaders, faith-based organizations serving children, development workers, and UN agencies such as UNICEF and UNESCO. The GNRC was founded in May 2000 by Arigatou International and it conducts region-wide and local programs to improve children's lives in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South Asia.

The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children is celebrated on Universal Children's Day (20 November) by bringing together secular and faith-based organizations and people to work together to end violence against children. Universal Children's Day, established by the United Nations in 1954, also commemorates the 1989 adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Arigatou's New York Office is responsible for advancing one of Arigatou's main initiatives.