“The governor and the mayor will make children the main audience – the VIP guests – who will interact directly with the representative of the UN Secretary-General,” said UNICEF representative in Java Arie Rukmantara in a statement issued on Monday.”We truly appreciate [the Central Java administration] taking a stance on the issue. This represents their commitment to the best interests of the children, as well as proof that the province and city are child-friendly,” he added.He went on to say that both the governor and mayor had intended the planned meeting to champion inclusivity.M’jid is a Moroccan native who has worked as a pediatrician for the last three decades. She previously served as the director of the Hay Hassani children’s hospital in Casablanca. From 2008 to 2014, M’jid served as a UN special rapporteur on the issue of child trafficking and child porn.Representatives from the Central Java Children’s Forum, the Semarang Children’s Forum, and children with disabilities groups will have the opportunity to discuss a range of issues, including the role of children as agents of change, Arie added. (rfa)Topics : United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children Najat Maalla M’jid is set to engage with children in Central Java during her upcoming visit to the province on Thursday.M’jid is scheduled to engage in a dialogue on the topic of anti-bullying – among other things – with around 100 children across Central Java, including juvenile convicts who are currently staying at a children’s shelter in the provincial capital of Semarang.Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo and Semarang Mayor Hendrar Prihadi conveyed their enthusiasm for the forthcoming arrival of the UN official during a meeting with a representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Java.
In Wisconsin’s current 13-game winning streak, third baseman Michelle Mueller has stepped up to the plate and knocked the ball out of the park, quite literally, on more than one occasion.After another solid weekend aiding the Badgers to a series sweep over Purdue at Goodman Diamond, the Big Ten Conference named Mueller Big Ten Player of the Week Monday afternoon.Mueller finished a solid junior season last year with a .317 average, seven home runs and 39 RBIs, but has made a large jump in her play this season, especially as of late.This past weekend against the Boilermakers Mueller batted an astronomical .714 while picking up four RBIs, two of which produced the only runs in Wisconsin’s 2-1 win in the first game of the doubleheader Friday.Then in Saturday’s Senior Day game, Mueller picked up two hits, one of which drove in a run to give her 49 RBIs for the season, a new UW single season record.Outside of this weekend, Mueller’s play has been crucial in the Badgers’ streak, as she has hit .432 with seven of her 11 home runs this season coming during the last 13 games. She has also recorded more than half (26) of her RBIs during the streak, while it took her 32 games to record the first 23 RBIs.Mueller and Wisconsin return to the diamond this Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Goodman Diamond for a two-game set with No. 19 ranked Nebraska.