At Clinton Global Initiative meeting, partnerships with World Vision, Procter and Gamble, others move communities toward empowerment, self-relianceNEW YORK, September 22, 2010
, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, will join corporate partners Procter and Gamble
at meetings of the Clinton Global Initiative
in New York today and tomorrow.
The meeting will highlight the need for strategic partnerships in a global effort to reduce poverty in developing countries.
“We are all responsible for reducing poverty,” said David Owens, vice president of corporate development for World Vision’s United States office. “No one can do this alone. We need governments, humanitarian groups, businesses and communities to fight poverty together. This forum is an ideal place to build on that work.”
Kevin Jenkins, World Vision’s International president, and Richard Stearns, the organization’s U.S. president, will both join Owens in attendance at the meeting to announce a commitment of $15 million over three years to develop job opportunities for quake-affected communities in Haiti.
In addition to its work in Haiti, World Vision works in some 100 countries to provide disaster relief
and long-term development support to chronically poor communities. In addition, World Vision’s staff advocate to policy makers around the world to address some of the root causes of poverty.The organization’s work includes:
For interviews regarding World Vision’s partnerships and its participation with the Clinton Global Initiative, please contact Amy Parodi
at 1.253.709.3190About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to overcome poverty and injustice. To learn more about World Vision’s Child Health Now campaign, see www.childhealthnow.org