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Churches call for action to advance global child survival

August 12, 2010
Martin Rendón is the Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

At a time of tight budgeting in Washington, supporters of global child survival are challenged to find sources to fund efforts to save children from dying of causes we can prevent. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has joined with defense analysts, other child survival advocates, and a growing number of religious leaders to support the Global Security Priorities Resolution. This bipartisan Congressional resolution, H. Res. 278, calls for reductions in nuclear arms, with savings applied to global child survival and child hunger programs.

Through negotiations to reduce nuclear arsenals, savings of as much as $13 billion annually could be relocated in the budget to dismantle and secure nuclear weapons. Because our nation believes in helping children worldwide, and because poverty and neglect create fertile recruiting for terrorists, the resolution also targets some of the savings to fund child health and nutrition programs.

Logos of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (left) and the Lutheran World Federation.  Both institutions endorsed the concept of using savings from nuclear arms reduction to meet the needs of children!
Logos of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (left) and the Lutheran World Federation. Both institutions endorsed the concept of using savings from nuclear arms reduction to meet the needs of children!

World religious leaders see the need to set new global priorities that transfer resources from nuclear weapons to meeting the basic needs of children. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Lutheran World Federation are among the groups that are calling for support for the global priorities initiative.

The Global Security Priorities Resolution has secured the number of cosponsors it needs to be considered by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl M. Stern has written to Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) to encourage him to schedule a vote on H. Res. 278 before Congress adjourns.

Please join us in asking your Representative to cosponsor the Global Security Priorities Resolution and to urge Chairman Berman to schedule it for a vote by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. With your help, our Representatives in Washington can make getting to Zero a foreign policy priority!

Martin Rendón is the Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

At a time of tight budgeting in Washington, supporters of global child survival are challenged to find sources to fund efforts to save children from dying of causes we can prevent. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has joined with defense analysts, other child survival advocates, and a growing number of religious leaders to support the Global Security Priorities Resolution. This bipartisan Congressional resolution, H. Res. 278, calls for reductions in nuclear arms, with savings applied to global child survival and child hunger programs.

Through negotiations to reduce nuclear arsenals, savings of as much as $13 billion annually could be relocated in the budget to dismantle and secure nuclear weapons. Because our nation believes in helping children worldwide, and because poverty and neglect create fertile recruiting for terrorists, the resolution also targets some of the savings to fund child health and nutrition programs.

Logos of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (left) and the Lutheran World Federation.  Both institutions endorsed the concept of using savings from nuclear arms reduction to meet the needs of children!
Logos of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (left) and the Lutheran World Federation. Both institutions endorsed the concept of using savings from nuclear arms reduction to meet the needs of children!

World religious leaders see the need to set new global priorities that transfer resources from nuclear weapons to meeting the basic needs of children. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Lutheran World Federation are among the groups that are calling for support for the global priorities initiative.

The Global Security Priorities Resolution has secured the number of cosponsors it needs to be considered by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl M. Stern has written to Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) to encourage him to schedule a vote on H. Res. 278 before Congress adjourns.

Please join us in asking your Representative to cosponsor the Global Security Priorities Resolution and to urge Chairman Berman to schedule it for a vote by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. With your help, our Representatives in Washington can make getting to Zero a foreign policy priority!

Martin Rendón is the Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

At a time of tight budgeting in Washington, supporters of global child survival are challenged to find sources to fund efforts to save children from dying of causes we can prevent. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has joined with defense analysts, other child survival advocates, and a growing number of religious leaders to support the Global Security Priorities Resolution. This bipartisan Congressional resolution, H. Res. 278, calls for reductions in nuclear arms, with savings applied to global child survival and child hunger programs.

Through negotiations to reduce nuclear arsenals, savings of as much as $13 billion annually could be relocated in the budget to dismantle and secure nuclear weapons. Because our nation believes in helping children worldwide, and because poverty and neglect create fertile recruiting for terrorists, the resolution also targets some of the savings to fund child health and nutrition programs.

Logos of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (left) and the Lutheran World Federation.  Both institutions endorsed the concept of using savings from nuclear arms reduction to meet the needs of children!
Logos of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace (left) and the Lutheran World Federation. Both institutions endorsed the concept of using savings from nuclear arms reduction to meet the needs of children!

World religious leaders see the need to set new global priorities that transfer resources from nuclear weapons to meeting the basic needs of children. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Lutheran World Federation are among the groups that are calling for support for the global priorities initiative.

The Global Security Priorities Resolution has secured the number of cosponsors it needs to be considered by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. U.S. Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl M. Stern has written to Committee Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) to encourage him to schedule a vote on H. Res. 278 before Congress adjourns.

Please join us in asking your Representative to cosponsor the Global Security Priorities Resolution and to urge Chairman Berman to schedule it for a vote by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. With your help, our Representatives in Washington can make getting to Zero a foreign policy priority!