Children have rights. They need a voice. This committee is designed to build awareness of children’s rights while raising money for children’s development, health, protection and education. We reach out to schools, merchants and neighbors, encouraging their participation in the annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. This is a seasonal committee.
MORE OF WHAT WE DO
The Brooklyn For Peace UNICEF Committee does more than help schools run Trick or Treat for UNICEF drives. Our school programs include welcoming refugees and immigrants into the students’ neighborhood and schools, giving materials to schools to teach the United Nations seventeen initiatives for sustainable living, and advocating for the USA to adopt the U.N.-sponsored Rights of the Child.
U.S. media often covers what is happening within the Security Council of the U.N., which is where all of the major decisions are made. But oftentimes we are not as aware of what is going on in the General Assembly. Though the General Assembly has very little power, their work is outstanding and is becoming an eloquent voice for peace, justice and reconciliation.
U.S. foreign policy has been deplorable. Regime change has been our dominant tool. Our Republicans destroyed the government of Iraq and our Democrats destroyed the government of Libya. Both were abysmal failures that have brought chaos to the Middle East and North Africa. It is imperative that we listen to what is being said in the United Nations General Assembly where all countries can have a voice in the ongoing conversation about how to improve our world and build a more peaceful and sustainable future.
We invite you to join and work with the UNICEF committee. Email us to find out the meeting schedule.
Although the UNICEF committee is seasonal and is most active during the fall season, the work that UNICEF does and how it helps teaches our children the power of giving is one of the reasons why BFP has worked with Monroe and Diane Allison all these years.