Philanthropy

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CMUNC 2018 supported Reporters Without Borders.

From their website:

Values: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the world’s biggest NGO specializing in the defense of media freedom, which we regard as the basic human right to be informed and to inform others. There can be no freedom of thought without knowledge of reality. In 1948, the United Nations said in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that “freedom of opinion and expression” implies the right to “seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” RSF defends journalists (both professional and non-professional) who may hold opposing views as long as they are committed to reporting reality as they see it, in an independent manner.

Activities: Freedom of information is fundamental in any democracy, but nearly half of the world’s population does not have access to freely-reported news and information. We mobilize public and government support by means of eye-catching protests and awareness campaigns that sometimes shock. We try to draw the public’s attention to violations against journalists and to deter leaders from persecuting independent media outlets. RSF played a key role in the UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of Resolutions 1738 and 2222 on protecting journalists in armed conflicts. It assists the work of the UN Human Rights Council and the International Organization of the Francophonie, and has submitted proposals on protecting journalists and creating a special status for whistleblowers.

 

CMUNC 2017 supported WaterAid


WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to clean water and sanitation.

From their website:
Mission: WaterAid transforms lives by helping people gain access to clean, sustainable water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. In the field we work with partners and local communities. At a policy level, we influence decision-makers to maximize our impact.

Vision: WaterAid's vision is of a world where everyone has access to clean water and safe sanitation.