Save The Children secures Gold Standard Award for Public Affairs Achievement
Save The Children has been named as the winner of the first Gold Standard Award for global public affairs achievement.
The award was made at a gala reception in Hong Kong, where senior PA, political and diplomatic figures gathered to hear the announcement of The Gold Standard Awards for the 2009 year.
The award was presented by the US Ambassador to Indonesia, Cameron Hume, who praised the charity for its work both in Afghanistan and its efforts to lift vaccine awareness in Asia.
Ambassador Hume praised Save The Children for its vaccine efforts, saying the charity was helping to save lives and raise parts of Asia to global averages on vaccine take-up.
Hume also praised Save The Children's Ryan Gawn for his work in seeking to reach out to government both in the UK and Afghanistan.
The award recognised The Gold Standard in Public Affairs Achievement and Save The Children was the first body to receive this accolade.
Monique Kuo of Save the Children Hong Kong accepted the award on behalf of her colleagues in Asia and Europe.