NEW YORK,– Early in April, Ulrick Gaillard, founder/CEO of the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) was invited to join the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) - a program of the United Nations Foundation with a membership of more than 12,000 active members in over 120 chapters and divisions across the country. It is the largest single network of US supporters of the United Nations and its causes.
“We understand as the world keeps changing rapidly, we too need to be mindful of those changes and adjust our mission accordingly in order to meet the expectations of our stakeholders. Consequently it is crucial for our organization to be part of this global agenda,” said Gaillard.
BRA is also member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and Global Health Council (GHC), associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI) and is a registered Public Voluntary Organization (PVO) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
BRA was established in 1997 as a US 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, humanitarian aid organization with the mission to addressing socioeconomic and health needs of families in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly those with children who are severely affected by poverty, disease and hunger in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Peru. BRA focuses primarily on improving the health of poor rural populations through the provision of direct services and education, while endeavoring to empower the weak and protect rights, regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, national origin, or social status.