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
Invitation to Celebrate our Journey of Change
for Street Children with The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH - 26 September
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.
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 email@example.com.
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,
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.
Surinder (Max) Mongia
Chairman, Consortium for Street Children
Give my regards to all COBA Lunchers :-