United Nations ECOSOC

SimplyHelp has Consultative Status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations.
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United Nations Economic and Social Council

SimplyHelp obtained Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2005. In carrying out its mandate, the UN ECOSOC consults with academics, business sector representatives and more than 2,100 registered non-governmental organizations (NGO’s). SimplyHelp collaborates with other UN NGO’s in order to broaden our charitable endeavors.

From the UN website:
ECOSOC was established under the United Nations Charter as the principal organ to coordinate economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions. The Council also receives reports from 11 UN funds and programs. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.

SimplyHelp U.N. Ambassador Program

The SimplyHelp Foundation selects Ambassadors to the United Nations twice yearly through its United Nations Leadeship Program. Representatives and youth ambassadors from SimplyHelp attend the UN conference in New York semi-annually. These Ambassadors have the unique opportunity to join SimplyHelp at a UN conference in New York or abroad.

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United Nations Millennium Goals

SimplyHelp’s Activities in line with the Millennium Development Goals
The SimplyHelp Foundation contributed to the Millennium Development Goals in the following four geographical regions: Central America, Asia, Africa, and North America.

Millennium Goal 1 -- Target 2: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger. The following major actions were taken:

  • SimplyHelp provided computer classes and awarded official vocational training certificates to 2,198 Cambodian students between 2002 until 2008. After taking the computer classes provided by SimplyHelp, approximately 90% of the graduates found a job.
  • SimplyHelp provided tailoring classes to 1,686 people living in rural Cambodia since 2002. After taking the tailoring classes provided by SimplyHelp, approximately 95% of the graduates found a job with local manufacturers, and 5% started their own businesses.
  • SimplyHelp provided computer literacy classes to 1,000 El Salvadorans since 2006.
  • SimplyHelp provided cosmetology training classes to 1,440 people living in El Salvador since 2006.
  • SimplyHelp provided housing, three nutritious meals per day, and access to health services to 36 previously homeless seniors in El Salvador.
  • SimplyHelp provided housing, three nutritious meals per day, and access to health services to 20 previously homeless seniors in Panama.
  • SimplyHelp distributed 45 forty-foot containers with donations -- such as blankets, clothes, toys, medicine, and school supplies -- to those living in poverty all around the world.
  • SimplyHelp hosted 16 donation distributions to families living in the U.S., serving approximately 3,500 people.
  • SimplyHelp volunteers built 10 houses after a devastating earthquake struck in Peru in 2007.

Millennium Goal 2 -- Target 1: Achieve Universal Primary Education. The following major actions were taken:

  • SimplyHelp volunteers built 10 elementary schools in the Jiangxi, Huizhou and Sichuan provinces in rural China.
  • SimplyHelp provides primary education to over 1,050 Chinese students every year.
  • SimplyHelp delivered 100 computers to four schools in Nicaragua.
  • SimplyHelp delivered 100 sewing machines to four schools in Nicaragua.

Millennium Goal 3. Promote Gender Equality And Empower Women. The following major actions were taken:

  • Our Tailoring School in rural Cambodia has empowered women, raised their social status, and developed a thriving economy in the rural areas in which they are located. Approximately 5% of our graduates set up their own businesses, and are attracting suppliers and distributers from all over Cambodia. About 95% of our graduates have been able to find jobs with local manufacturers.
  • SimplyHelp donated 25 new computers to the women center in Panama.
  • SimplyHelp donated 25 new sewing machines to the women’s center in Panama.
  • SimplyHelp built a new vocational training center for women in La Libertad in El Salvador in 2009. The classes offered include cosmetology, cooking, maid services, baking, tailoring, and bar tending.