Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jacqueline Fernandez at the European Parliament

Our 'Kick' beauty is rising high on international circuit with her humble initiative... We are all aware that how Jacqueline Fernandez last month flew down to Chennai and helped the flood affected people there who were victims of the incessant rains. ​​On the huge success of helping victims by building homes for people through her initiative 'Jacqueline Builds', the actress was recently invited to give a talk about housing and human development at the European Parliament. For the records, the European Parliament is the parliament of the European Union (EU). 


Jacqueline who is the Asian ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, has been associated with the NGO for over 5 years. The actress is ecstatic as 'Jacqueline Builds', which is a solo entity, becomes an annual property and thereby will take place every year. The actress will each year promote the cause of shelter across the world through its platform.

Every 20 years the world conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development takes place. This year this conference called Habitat III will take place on 17-20 October in Quito, Ecuador. This Conference will reinvigorate the global commitments of governments both from the North and the South to sustainable urbanization and focus on the implementation of a so-called “New Urban Agenda”. This is considered to be an opportunity to open discussions on important urban challenges and questions, such as how to plan and manage cities, towns and villages for sustainable development.


For the same, an event Habitat for Humanity Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Office was organised which was a high-level event in the European Parliament on 26 April 2016 in Brussels. The event brought together Members of European Parliament, high level policymakers, diplomats, civil society and media in a group of around 60 persons.