The "EVAN_JONES" Letter

Hi WEBBY - You requested an explanation of how I came to be at the House of Lords & getting my photograph taken with John Major !!

I had been invited there in my capacity as the International Relations Officer for Lions Clubs International Multiple District 105, as Street Children, who were organising the Reception, comes under my remit & their Chairman Max Mongia is also a member of Lions.

I attach the Official Invitation which explains what the Reception was all about


Invitation to Celebrate our Journey of Change for Street Children with The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH - 26 September 2016

Dear International Relations Officer PDG Lion Evan Jones,

I would like to invite you to a notable event with keynote address by former British Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH, Patron of the Consortium for Street Children.
This Call to Action for Street Children reception will take place on 15th November, 6pm to 8pm in The River Room at the House of Lords. Places are strictly limited so please RSVP by Tuesday 4th October to rsvp@streetchildren.qtg. You will then receive a formal invitation. You will be joining a select group of government representatives, corporate stakeholders, academics and civil society leaders who have shown inspirational commitment to improving the lives of street-connected children across the globe.
The upcoming United Nations General Comment on Children in Street Situations is a milestone in providing a legal framework to protect the rights of children. The 15th November Call to Action for Street Children reception will celebrate the journey travelled and pledges of support received for the journey to come. A public launch of this General Comment will be hosted in Geneva in the first half of 2017, accompanied by the Call to Action for Street Children, in which pledges will convert into clear actions to secure the rights of street-connected children by 2020.
To ensure its success, Consortium for Street Children and its partners must now look beyond the General Comment's launch, to its implementation, through:
Supporting Early Adopter countries to pilot implementation on the ground;
Creating a Global Advocacy Atlas to gather legal data; and Publishing a State of the World's Street Children series to hold States to account.
Pledges of support for implementation are key to making the success of the General Comment a reality for children.
The reception will be held in The River Room by kind permission of The Lord Speaker, and sponsored by The Lord Loomba CBE.

Yours sincerely,

Surinder (Max) Mongia
Chairman, Consortium for Street Children




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