The reality of children in poverty has its root causes in unequal distribution of resources, war and violence, corruption and poor governance. Arigatou International is committed to work across religious traditions, partnering with civil society organizations, United Nations agencies, educators, governments, development banks, businesses, media, and people of good will to respond to the challenge of child poverty. The initiative will work through interfaith advocacy and grassroots action seeking to overcome poverty affecting children.
It will actively engage children as active actors as participants advocate and act at every level to shape and promote policies that address injustice against children. In doing so, this initiative will reaffirm human dignity and seek to influence the global development agenda beyond 2015.