In deep preparation of my presentation in the World Humanitarian summit, Looking forward to be one of the voice of the voiceless!!!!!!
World Humanitarian Summit Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit is a call to action by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to reduce human loss and suffering from crises. The Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. The challenges and demands of the 21st century are global issues that require global solutions. The World Humanitarian Summit will set an agenda for change to make humanitarian action fit for the great challenges we face now and in the future. UN Secretary-General's Opening Remarks at Launch of Report for World Humanitarian Summit "One Humanity: Shared Responsibility" - 9 February 2016
Rev. Fr. Peter Konteh Making his presentation at the United Nations, In His words, “Women for their part have been more instrumental for the care arrangements for orphans especially those of more tender age. More empowered women means improved well-being chances for orphans” Many families and are very distressed over the manner of death or burial of their loved ones and their inability to properly mourn them. Traditions may hold the key to creative and adaptive alternatives to the regular rites as a way of giving such people closure. Orphans’ bereavement and distress is shared by their extended family members who are in most cases their care givers. A ceremony or activity that the extended family appreciates and identifies with is the activity that is most effective for the family’s collective psychological, emotional and spiritual healing.
The presentation took the form of interactive session after his statements. The whole Human Rights council and ECOSOC got muted at the challenges that children have been faced with during this crucial times. Father Peter’s strong desire to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children can be traced back some 15 years ago when he started the St. Mary’s Children’s Home in Bo, since the Ebola outbreak he has been working tirelessly to bring solution to the sufferings of the children. It is no doubt that he was invited to the United Nations Human Rights Council to present a paper on Good Practices for Responding to the Situation of Orphans Whose Parents Died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which he has just passionately completed a couple of hours ago.