Magazine - Winter 2022

Dr. Ariel R. King A B R O A D 3 6 0 °

Dr. Ariella (Ariel) Rosita King founded The Ariel Foundation International (AFI) in 2002 as a non-profit organization with an international focus on children, youth inspired leadership and participation worldwide. As a Rotarian for over 20 years, Dr. King is the Main Representative at the United Nations (Geneva, New York and Vienna ) for AFI, with Special Economic, Cultural and Social Council Special (ECOSOC). She has also represented other NGOs in Geneva since 2008, the United Nations in Vienna (UNOV) since 2010 and United Nations in New York since 2000. Dr. King life's focus is on inspiring leadership and participation of the worlds children and youth. She has been an NGO Representative at the European Parliament a Trustee for Children’s Rights Alliance England (CRAE), Now Just for Law Kids, and the Acid Survivors Trust International (ASTI) United Kingdom. The Ariel Foundation International is also a member of EuroChild. As the founder and President Ariel Consulting International, Inc. (2000), she creates and enhances Public-Private Partnerships in international diplomacy and policy. Dr. King has over 35 years of experience in international public policy and international management in government, business and NGOs. As a Professor in International Health, Management, Policy and Environment she has taught at Universities in the USA, Europe and Africa. Dr. King has published on the topics of Kangaroo Newborn Baby Care, International Health Policy and Management, Medical Ethics, Organ Transplantation, National Essential Drugs Policy, HIV/AIDS; Breast Cancer; Violence Against Women; Youth Participation at the United Nations and Children’s Human Rights. Dr. King completed a second research degree (PhD) in Sociology on Community Engagement in the Psychosocial Care of Their Traumatised Children – A Case Study of Botswana, Liberia and Morocco at the Unitersité de Franche- Comte, France (December 2018). She also has completed advance certificates in the study of Children’s Human Rights, from the UER Droits de l'enfant/Children's Rights Unit, Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) in Switzerland. Dr. King holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H); Doctorate (PhD) in Philosophy in Public Health and Policy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London; a Master in International Health Management (MIM) from Thunderbird School of Global Management; Master in Public Health (MPH) in international Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health; and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


AFI Changemakers is a global movement of young people who passionately believe that their voices matter. They want to see a world where the youth are represented at all levels of decision making, a reflection of the fact that 50% of the world’s population are under 35. An AFI developed program, they have been hosting summits at the United Nations to give young people the opportunity to make their voices heard. The organization is run by young people, for young people, and their unique viewpoint has been presented to the Right to Development Working Group, The Social Forum and the World Health Organization in the AFI official reports. As a global movement, they are about more than the United Nations as their mission is to empower young people to become advocates for the issues that matter to them, from their local communities to the world stage. It doesn’t matter where you live, as the youth of today are the first ever truly global community.

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