Austin, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/03/2014 -- Special consultative status provides a select group of organizations with access to ECOSOC, one of the 5 principal organs of the United Nations system. The official recognition for TCPI "enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies,” Andrei Abramov, chief of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ NGO Branch, wrote in a letter to TCPI announcing the organization's new status.
Since its founding in 2009, TCPI has participated in the activities of the UN in both the United States and India and supported grassroots projects to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals in advance of the 2015 deadline established by the UN. Special consultative status will allow TCPI to appoint an official representative to the United Nations with the ability to participate in the events, conferences and activities of the UN and authority to represent the organization in public meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies. TCPI will also be able to submit written statements relevant to the work of the Council on subjects related to the organization's areas of expertise.
"We are honored to receive this official recognition of all our organization has achieved since our founding 5 years ago," said Raj Luhar, Founder and CEO of TCPI. "TCPI has made an invaluable impact on the lives of children across the globe and special consultative status further empowers our organization to assist the global community in realizing our shared goals for the eradication of poverty and promotion of sustainable development."
About The Children's Project International
The Children's Project International undertakes charitable activities dedicated to improving the lives of the world's children by providing life-sustaining goods and personally enriching tools. By leveraging the social consciousness of today's youth, TCPI works to provide underprivileged and disenfranchised children with material relief and the belief in a better tomorrow.
For more information on The Children’s Project International, please visit: http://www.helpthemtoday.org