“Today, the 20th of November 2015, we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.
“As a Member of the European Parliament, I am happy to work with World Vision, a child and youth-focused organization to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by 193 United Nations Member States this September in New York.
“Goal 7 is of particular interest to me because it aims at ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all.
“Solar panels, electrification and community-based renewable energy projects are just a few of the ways that development and relief organizations are preparing children, young people and their communities for the future.
“World Vision projects in the developing world use solar power to harness the sun to provide much needed water for communities around the world.
“Its Clean and Energy-efficient Cooking Stoves (CEECS) Project, is an effective approach to providing energy for cooking which also protects women’s and children’s health in rural and urban settings.
“As a Member of the European Parliament, I will work with organizations like World Vision and others to ensure that Goal 7 is fully implemented by the EU so that children and young people everywhere can enjoy a better future.” ENDS