For Day 2 of the Giving Games, we are deeply thankful to pass the Compassion Torch from #GivingTuesday to Monica Willard, the United Religion’s Initiative of the United Nations Department of Public Information. With the generous guidance of Monica Willard, the UN has provided continuous support for the Compassion Games from its inception.
The Department of Public Information (DPI) was established in 1946 by a General Assembly resolution to promote global awareness and understanding of the work of the United Nations. DPI pursues this goal through media of all forms, from radio, television, print, the Internet, video-conferencing and many others. DPI’s goal to partner with diverse audiences as it builds support for peace, economic development, and human rights around the world make it an important and powerful ally for the Compassion Games.
Our dear friend, Monica, works closely with the International Day of Peace, a UN initiative that provided the ceremonious end date for the Global Unity Games on September 21st. It is with the Global Unity Games that Mrs. Willard first began her partnership with Compassion Games. For over three years, Monica and her community in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania have participated in the Games, with thousands of volunteers from URI and her local community serving countless members of their community and world.
Monica and UNDPI are extraordinary Champions of Compassion, and very bright lights for our world. It is for this reason we celebrate our partnership and friendship with them by passing them the Compassion Torch. Game on!