The United Nations Correspondents Association held a press conference with Lumos to launch their new report A Goal Within Reach: Ending the Institutionalization of Children to Ensure that No One is Left Behind.
Sharon Riggle, Chief of Office, USG/UN Secretary General’s special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
Dana Sleiman, Senior Public Information Office, UNHCR
Aniruddha Kulkarni, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Ruth Wacuka, Kenya Society of Care Leavers, (video statement)
Debra Jones, Global Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Lumos (moderator)
Children belong in families, not orphanages. Lumos has a bold vision: a world in which all children have the
opportunity to grow up and thrive in a safe and caring family.
More than 80 years of research has shown us that raising a child in an institution harms their health and
development. The work Lumos does demonstrates the proven benefits of family care and tackles the root causes of
family separation including poverty, trafficking, and discrimination.
Lumos speaks on behalf of the millions of children trapped in orphanages and other institutions worldwide to
transform their care, so every child can thrive in families and communities.
Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos was founded by J.K. Rowling in 2005.
Find out more www.wearelumos.org
And who knows how many of Bosnian Americans in numbers are sharing the same feelings. Dear Mr. President @POTUS @SecBlinken do you know what legacy 🇺🇸 you leave behind in Bosnia after supporting discriminatory election laws in BiH 🇧🇦 @tanyadomi @amrasabicPHD @ElvirKlempic twitter.com/custa79/status…
As a Bosnian American, I have never felt more betrayed. In protest to the Biden administration, I have officially unregistered as a member of the Democratic Party.— Čusta (@custa79) October 7, 2022
أنهت وزارة الخارجية التركية عمل ثلاثة مسؤولين كانوا يشرفون على الملف السوري، وبعثت بهم الى الخارج كسفراء !؟ الى 3 وجهات كالتالي: سلكوك يونال: كسفير الى هولندا سدات أونال: كسفير الى الامم المتحدة في نيويورك السفير إردم : كسفير الى الاردن @StephDujarric @NLatUN @JordanUN_NY twitter.com/TalalAlhaj/sta…
Turkish Foreign Ministry ended the assignment of three officials in charge of the Syrian file & send them as ambassadors!?— Talal Al-Haj (@TalalAlhaj) October 7, 2022
They were sent to 3 destinations as follows:
Selçuk Ünal : to Netherlands @NLatUN
Sedat Önal : to the United Nations in NYC
Erdem : to Jordan @JordanUN_NY
Is this shaping up to be: The U.N. General Assembly voted on whether to allow Russia to have a vote on whether to make another vote a secret vote? twitter.com/Dpol_un/status…
It’s good that Britain can’t “reject” anything on behalf of UN membership since we are no longer at the time of the British empire. Members of the GA will decide it on Monday and hopefully this new UK snobbish attempt to shut their mouths will prompt them to make a right choice https://t.co/CDgW4Xv0ao— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) October 7, 2022
New "Dayton" for Ukraine and Europe would be disaster. twitter.com/OzKaterji/stat…
I don't think people on here are prepared for the overwhelming pressure that is going to be put on Ukraine by powerful voices in the west to stop its offensives at the 24th February lines, the same voices that also said Ukraine would lose and that we should not be arming them.— Oz Katerji (@OzKaterji) October 7, 2022
ABD Başkanı Biden, 7-18 Kasım tarihlerindeki Mısır’daki BM İklim Değişikliği Konferansı’na (COP27) katılacak. Cum. Erdoğan geçen yıl Glaskow’daki zirveye güvenlik beklentileri gerçekleştirilmediği için katılmadı. Bakalım Sisi, Erdoğan’ın bu beklentilerini yerine getirecek mi 🤔 twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
FDNY has shut down all subway service in Union Sq. station due to an incident. All trains behind held.— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) October 7, 2022
N/Q/R/W/4/5/6 service suspended in much of Midtown/Lower Manhattan. L trains are not running in Manhattan.
Use alternate means of transit. Updates soon.