Partners, Collaborators, and Alliances

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At Arigatou International, we recognize that collaboration is the key to securing children’s rights and well-being worldwide.

Early on in our history, we began participating in and supporting projects launched by UNICEF, UNHCR, Médecins Sans Frontières, and other organizations that share our commitment to children’s survival and protection. Then, our 10th anniversary saw a major expansion of our collaborative efforts in supporting faith communities, with the inauguration of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) in the year 2000, a global network of faith organizations working for the wellbeing of children.

In convening the GNRC, it was the deep conviction of our founder, the late Rev. Takeyasu Miyamoto, that people of every faith have a special moral obligation to care for the most vulnerable, especially children. He believed that people from every religious tradition could amplify their efforts to make the world fit for children by working together, not just at the global level, but at the grassroots.

Today, Arigatou International is proud to work closely with a very diverse range of partners and collaborators at every level — global, regional, national, and local. We are also a member of a number of important coalitions, consortiums, global partnerships, and alliances.

True to our “All for Children” mission, we envision a world where everyone is actively involved in helping children thrive, and we work hard to provide platforms where all sorts of organizations and people can work together to ensure every child can grow up safe and sound and reach for her or his highest potential. Many of these joint efforts are featured in this report. 

Partners

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Collaborators

  • Act Alliance
  • Aga Khan Foundation
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Child Fund Alliance
  • Coalition Network of Religious and Traditional
    Peacemakers (NRTP)
  • Cordoba Peace Institute
  • Early Childhood Peace Consortium
  • Focolare Movement
  • Global Partnership to End Violence
    Against Children
  • Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
  • GNRC member organizations in 61 countries
    around the globe
  • Initiatives of Change International – Caux
    Forum for Human Security
  • International Society for Prevention
    of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
  • Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Office of the United Nations High
    Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Office of the Special Representative
    of the United Nations Secretary-General
    on Violence against Children
  • Parliament of the World’s Religions
  • Pastoral Da Criança Internacional
  • Pontifical Council for Interreligious
    Dialogue (PCID)
  • Shanti Ashram
  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Multi-faith Council (MFAC)
  • University of Montreal
  • World Bank Group
  • World Council of Churches

Membership in coalitions, consortiums, global partnerships, and alliances

  • African Children and Youth Network for Human Rights
  • Africa Interfaith Initiative on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Alliance for the Protection of Children
    (Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico)
  • Child Rights Connect
  • Global Coalition to End Child Poverty
  • Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
  • International Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spiritual Development in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence (conceived and convened by Arigatou International)
  • International Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Education (IFIIE)
  • International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)
  • Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI)
  • Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty
  • Religions for Peace
  • WePROTECT Global Alliance
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