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"Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center inaugurates its operations in the USA with the support and cooperation of the FCAO

February 2, 2022

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New York, NY - "Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center, an international Humanitarian Institution based in Nicosia, Cyprus, achieved a new milestone in its history with the inauguration of its USA operations. The inauguration of the "Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center USA was celebrated with a cocktail reception at the Union League Club in NYC organized in cooperation with the Federation of Cypriot American Organizations (FCAO).

The reception was attended by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, the Vice-President of UNICEF Ambassador Michal Mlynár, the Consul General of Cyprus in New York, the Permanent Representative of Greece to the U.N. Ambassador Maria Theofili, Mr. Michalis Firillas, the Consul General of Greece Dr. Konstantinos Koutras, the President of PSEKA and Pancyprian Association of America Mr. Philip Christopher, U.N. dignitaries, community leaders, and press.  

"Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center works together with national, regional, and international advocacy institutions to reform child welfare systems on behalf of children who depend on them for protection and care. The Organization works on humanitarian and development policies relevant to the defense and promotion of children's rights through research, grassroots programs design and implementation, and advisory services offered to governments and international organizations.

During the event, the Founder of "Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center, Mr. Joseph Borghese, and the Director of the Humanitarian Division, Ms. Andria Neocleous, participated in a discussion moderated by Mr. Dimitris Ioannides, a member of the Senior Advisory Board of "Hope for Children," about the Organization and its plans. During the discussion, they spoke about how they envision the future of Hope for Children, how the U.S. community can contribute to the work of the Organization, and the goals of the HFC USA.

During his remarks, the President of the FCAO, Mr. Kyriacos Papastylianou, praised the work of "Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center and congratulated Mr. Joseph Borghese and his team for their valuable work to protecting children's rights and welfare. At the FCAO, we understand the importance of prioritizing the welfare and rights of children, and we are pleased for the opportunity to co-host and support this important event, said Mr. Papastylianou. The FCAO is also looking after the welfare of the children by providing various community programs such as scholarships, hospitality programs to Cyprus, educational programs, and supporting multiple youth programs offered to the community by the FCAO chapter members, concluded the President of the FCAO.

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America gave the closing remarks. He spoke about the importance of organizations like "Hope for Children" for society and the value of addressing the children's needs in any way we can.

One of the main goals of the FCAO aims to leverage its humanitarian work and create partnerships dedicated to advancing the resiliency of our community. The FCAO is proud to work side-by-side with preeminent institutions such as "Hope for Children" that together can make a difference in people's lives and help to "future proof" our communities to thrive in a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world.

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