Austin, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/10/2014 -- The Children's Project International (TCPI) announced today plans to participate in the UN's Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The conference is TCPI's most recent partnership initiative at a time when the organization has increased its international advocacy profile through special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The SIDS Conference, which will be held in Apia, Samoa in September, brings government and civil society representatives together to address issues which affect the global community at large and small island states more particularly. The impact of global challenges such as climate change, energy development and unemployment are a significant threat to the future of small island states whose unique circumstances pose a special challenge to conference attendees.
"The development of small island states is particularly fragile given population and resource limitations faced by isolated states" said Raj Luhar, CEO and founder of TCPI, "but TCPI brings a wealth of experience pursuing innovative solutions to support sustainable development in even the most challenging environments."
The SIDS Conference creates an opportunity for civil society and government actors to establish high-impact partnerships with small island states in support of sustainable development initiatives. The solutions pursued at the conference will contribute significantly to the framework of an agenda shaped by the maturation of the Millennium Development Goals which come due in 2015.
"With partnerships across the globe, TCPI understands the meaningful impact of fulfilling our commitment to a sustainable development agenda," said Mr. Luhar. "We look forward to the opportunity to work with representatives of small island developing states and together to collaborate to a sustainable future for all.
About The Children’s Project International
Founded in 2009 in Austin, TX by a group of concerned young professionals, 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 seeks to work with existing organizations which share in TCPI's goals to provide underprivileged and disenfranchised children with material relief and the belief in a better tomorrow.
For more information on TCPI, visit http://www.helpthemtoday.org