The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.
Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA), is an international organization dedicated to realize a peaceful world community through humanitarian efforts in medical health care sector. Founded in Okayama City, Japan, in 1984, AMDA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with an international network of 30 chapters and 47 collaborating organizations around the world.
AMDA provides emergency medical aid to people affected by natural as well as man-made disasters. With its special strength in the medical and health sectors, AMDA also implements mid- to long-term social development projects helping people in their community building process. AMDA has worked in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe in collaboration with governments, UN agencies, such as UNHCR, WHO, WFP, UNOCHA, and other specialized agencies and institutions.
International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) is one of the largest student organizations in the world. It represents over 1.2 million medical students from across the globe, through its 114 member organizations in 108 different countries. Each year, around 10,000 medical students participate in professional and research exchanges. IFMSA aims to offer medical students a comprehensive introduction to global health issues through its six standing committees focusing on medical education (SCOME), professional exchange (SCOPE), research exchange (SCORE), public health (SCOPH), reproductive health including AIDS (SCORA), and human rights and peace (SCORP).
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) . ASEAN, a geo-political and economic organization currently has 10 member states, they are of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philipppines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
Its aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, protection of regional peace and stability, and opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully. There are 4 major departments within ASEAN: Political-Security Community, Economic Community, Socio-Cultural Community and External Relations
European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA) in an organisation advocating and representing the voice of all medical students from Europe. Founded in 1991, EMSA is an organization created by enthusiastic medical students providing a communication platform for all medical students around the world. They aim to provide social opportunities for fellow members and to improve the quality of education and healthcare by sharing knowledge between European medical students.There will be collaborations between AMSA and EMSA coming up so please stay tuned to hear about the upcoming exchange programme!
Asian Law Students' Association (ALSA) is an international consortium of over 12,000 law students and alumni located in 16 countries all over Asia namely Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Formally established in 2002, the Association is a merger between the previous ASEAN law students association, as well as the East Asian law students association, which were two student bodies that had similar goals of fostering stronger ties and greater understanding of the different legal systems among its member Asian countries. Recognizing their common goals, as well as the ever increasing onset of globalization in the region, these two associations signed an agreement in 2002, thus forming ALSA into the organization that is known to be today.
ALSA International serves as the umbrella organization of its 16 national chapters and 2 observer group, who are recognized as autonomous entities tasked to represent ALSA within their country’s national borders. This structure allows each national chapter to meet the unique needs of its members while maintaining access to an international network of academic and organizational resources.
Asia-Pacific Dental Student Association (APDSA) is the brainchild of the Asia–Pacific Dental Federation (APDF) and it was formed since 1968. Besides, APDSA serves as a platform for the dental students from across the Asia Pacific Region to connect and unite as one, while expanding their social circle.
According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children – that India ratified in 1992 – all children are born with fundamental rights.
- Right to Survival – to life, health, nutrition, name, nationality
- Right to Development – to education, care, leisure, recreation, cultural activities
- Right to Protection – from exploitation, abuse, neglect
- Right to Participation – to expression, information, thought, religion
And a right to achieve these dreams. Even though India’s children account for more than one-third of its population, their interests have never been given priority. And their rights have been violated every single day.
CRY has compiled some statistics on the situation of children in India. This is based on our experience of working on a range of children’s issues across India. The statistics are grim. What is worse is that very little is known of what it means to be part of such horrific numbers. The task before us is huge and we at CRY believe that for real change to happen, every member of our society should take responsibility to change the lives of these children permanently.
While the reality in India may be far from ideal, we at CRY believe that every child has a right to dream.
If you would like to know more about the situation of underprivileged children in India please, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be more than happy to help you.