Arigatou International--New York
Arigatou International is an international faith-based NGO committed to building a better world for children.
Holding special consultative status with ECOSOC and consultative status with UNICEF, and as a member of the NGO Group for the CRC and of the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN), Arigatou International liaises and works jointly with UN agencies and other NGOs to foster cooperation within a rights-based approach to the profound issues faced by children and youth today.
Arigatou's New York Office is responsible for advancing one of Arigatou's main initiatives, the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children.
The World Day of Prayer and Action for Children is celebrated on Universal Children’s Day (20 November) by bringing together secular and faith-based organizations to work to end violence against children. Universal Children’s Day, established by the United Nations in 1954, also commemorates the 1989 adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.