In the last report we covered the results of International Day for Street Children 2013, documenting the impressive increase in participation and awareness from the previous year's event.
Already, with more than seven months to go, we're planning for 2014 - aiming to build upon 2013's 'Demand a Day' theme.
Our Advocacy team has been busy working the halls of the UN and various embassies from around the world, mapping out the steps that need to be taken on an international level in order for the day to be officially recognised and endorsed by the United Nations. It's a long, sometimes complicated process, but we've already taken the first steps in a long, exciting and ultimately rewarding journey.
We've spoken to a number of ambassadors on the importance of recognising the day, and supporting it at the UN in New York, and are already beginning to get a feel for those countries which have suggsted their support for the day.
Along with this, we're also continuing to push general awareness of the day, and awareness of the importance of UN recognition, with the general public. We're continuing to push the petition, encouraging the public from all over the world to sign it and share it with their friends and family. This leads us to our next step in the project - an infographic detailing the journey from petition signature to UN recognition, that while the decision takes place in the United Nations in New York, it begins with you: The person on the street who demanded a day for street children.
Keep a look out for the new infographic in the next project report.
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