Being a volunteering UNITER, I played a crucial role in safeguarding children’s rights and freedoms. An UNITER is a supporter of UNICEF USA, takes care of protecting children’s rights within the U.S. borders and abroad, and acts at the forefront. UNICEF UNITER brings together supporters to amplify the voices of children and help change here and abroad. Other than enlightening all stakeholders, including government officials, to prioritize kids’ welfare during policy-making and funding. The parties need to acknowledge that children are among the most susceptible community members and hence the need to reduce their vulnerability (Shkura, 2017). Moreover, the project’s team players organized a UNICEF fundraiser and established a movement of UNITERs that are passionate about protecting the freedoms and rights of kids residing within the governmental territories.
UNICEF advocates for civic engagement and provides detailed guidelines on how to design equitable and meaningful participation of all the key players. Notably, the enlightened members of the society argue that the stakeholders’ involvement is far more than being heard. It is all about being informed, involved, and influencing decision-making and issues affecting one’s life in more widespread management processes (Cho et al., 2020). For example, young people have strong opinions about the policies and programs that shape their lives and communities. However, they have the right to express their ideas aimed at influencing the government and businesses. Thus, with UNICEF’s commitment to safeguarding a sustainable society, the UNITERs used the opportunity to air their views, including recommendations on addressing the perceived humanitarian issues.
Cho, A., Byrne, J., & Pelter, Z. (2020). Digital civic engagement by young people. UNICEF. Web.
Shkura, I. (2017). Socially responsible investment in Ukraine. Journal of Economics & Management, 27, 75-95. Web.