Siriporn dreams of being a singer. Atikom wants to grow up and become a soldier.
But for these two Thai children and many more around the world, obstacles have been put in their way. Some have come from poor families, while others have been abandoned by their parents. Some are removed from homes by local authorities and placed in special homes and schools.
The 130 children at the Ratchaburi Home for Intellectually Disabled Children in Ratchaburi have faced plenty of tough circumstances, but the school as an advocate in their director, Prasert Pavintada.
My World in the Philippines is going full steam ahead following a successful partnership launch and media briefing last month. From less than a thousand votes in March, the Philippines now ranks 3rd, with more than 18,000 votes.
In Jakarta, in collaboration with Radio Repubik Indonesia (RRI) and UN agencies in country, MY World is being rolled out to thousands of Indonesians offline and online. Speaking at the launch, UN Resident Coordinator, Douglas Broderick said that partnerships with government, civil societies, corporations, and within the UN system would play an important role in ensuring open and inclusive participation in the post-2015 process. At the event 3000 ballots were handed over to RRI for distribution to their offices nationwide. Following on from the launch, RRI broadcast a special program on MY World and the importance of civic participation across the country in both English and Bahasa Indonesian.
BANGKOK, THAILAND– At Procter and Gamble’s big manufacturing plant in Bangkok, the United Nations in Thailand and P&G officially kicked off their MY World partnership in Thailand—engaging plant employees and inspiring their families and loved ones to take part in the UN global survey.
More than 80 P&G employees were in attendance at the Thursday, March 21 event, along with P&G executives and representatives from United Nations agencies.