Orr Shalom has received special consultative status to the United Nations!
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has announced that it has adopted the recommendation of the Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant Orr Shalom special consultative status to the United Nations and its various institutions, thereby recognizing us as a leader in the field of provision of care and guidance for children and youth at-risk growing up in out-of-home care.
The new status will allow us to provide professional advice and guidance in our areas of activity, attend meetings, events, conferences and activities of the UN and its institutions, serve as observers at public meetings of ECOSOC, its subsidiaries and the Human Rights Council, develop professional relationships with organizations around the world, keep abreast of latest developments and trends, and raise public awareness in the world around the issue of out-of-home care.
Tali Halaf, CEO of Orr Shalom, says: I am excited about the unique and significant recognition we have received for our work to strengthen Israel’s youth. For over four decades we have accumulated vast organizational knowledge and extensive experience in the care of infants, children and youth, including graduates of our organization, who after the age of 18 begin their first steps to independent living.
I am proud of the hundreds of dedicated Orr Shalom employees who are primarily responsible for this achievement, and I am happy to be able to pass on our vast professional knowledge, as well as continue to deepen our knowledge through exposure to various studies, trends and events related to at-risk children around the world.