Ahead of its participation at the UN General Assembly’s 69th Session, Islamic Relief is calling on Member States to find solutions to global challenges that create a cleaner, safer, and fairer world for all.

September 16, 2014 – As the UN General Assembly’s 69th session begins today in New York, Islamic Relief USA is set to participate in a series of events – and a key climate change summit which will be held next week.

Throughout the events, IRUSA will continue to push for world leaders to find actionable solutions to secure greater humanitarian access for aid in global emergencies including Syria and the Central African Republic, call for the protection of civilians and the most vulnerable in conflict zones, and to come to agreement on solutions for climate change that will create a cleaner, safer, and fairer world for all.

IRUSA is convening key meetings with member states to build on the progress made to protect civilians and secure greater humanitarian access into Syria. Representatives from the Islamic Relief family will also call upon world leaders to formulate sustainable goals for development post-2015, as part of a programme of work aimed at influencing the post-2015 development agenda. Islamic Relief will meet member states directly and participate in global NGO coalitions such as Beyond 2015.

Islamic Relief USA is also mobilizing its supporters to join the People’s Climate March on Sunday, which will end in an inter-faith service in central Manhattan.

IRUSA CEO Anwar Khan is to attend several high-level events at the UN General Assembly Session.

Perspectives from Africa will be represented by the Chair of Islamic Relief’s Africa Development Committee, Tahir Salie, of Islamic Relief South Africa.

Islamic perspectives on alleviating poverty and suffering

Representatives from the Islamic Relief family are convening key meetings with member states to build on the progress made on the post-2015 advocacy that many national offices have already begun.

Islamic Relief’s comprehensive engagement at this year’s General Assembly Session includes holding a side event highlighting Islamic perspectives on environmental protection and poverty reduction, involving leading Islamic scholars working on Eco-Islam. The Senior Advisor on Environmental Sustainability for Islamic Relief Worldwide is to address a ground-breaking theological conference that will bring together faith-based approaches to climate change.

Representatives from the Islamic Relief family are convening key meetings with member states to build on the progress made on the post-2015 advocacy that many national offices have already begun.

Islamic Relief is also to join with faith-based organizations in a UN ‘call for action’ on sexual and reproductive health. This is part of Islamic Relief’s sustained engagement with the UNFPA and efforts to strengthen faith-based approaches in this vital area.

Islamic Relief uses its profile to advocate extensively for decisive action to alleviate poverty and suffering across the globe. As a policy leader on Islamic humanitarianism, Islamic Relief develops distinctive, practical approaches to the key issues that are affecting our world today.

Islamic Relief USA sits in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.

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