Equity for Children E-Newsletter. N° 47 | November | 2014

Adolescence and Youth

Dear friends,

On November 20th we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  This moment sets the stage for review and critical reflection: What does it mean for children to grow up in unequal societies and poverty? How are children’s lives changing at the beginning of the 21st century?  What interventions and policies have the potential to fulfill children’s rights and to leave no child behind now and in the future?  

This month we focus on finding answers to these fundamental questions from different perspectives and based on unique evidence.  If you want to know what key stakeholders think and recommend we invite you to: 

  • Learn about the results of our panel discussion with top leaders from Oxford University’s Young Lives project, UNICEF and UNDP. During this event, held on November 5th at The New School, the latest findings from the Young Lives’ longitudinal study of childhood poverty were launched and discussed.If you want to watch the whole panel discussion, click here.
  • Listen to interviews with Virginia Morrow and Paul Dornan from Young Lives, University of Oxford, and Christian Salazar Volkmann, Deputy Director of Programs at UNICEF. 
  • Watch “My Ideal World”, a short video produced by a 17 year old student from the United Nations International School in New York City.  It presents adolescents’ perspectives on what they believe needs to be done to make the world an ideal place for children.

We at Equity for Children believe that public policy can and must serve as a vehicle to reverse the trend towards inequality and, instead, help advance economic and social inclusion.  You will find our recommendations in Approaches to Equity.

Please share your thoughts on what you perceive as key priorities for making a change in children’s lives at equityforchildren@newschool.edu .

Sincerely,

Alberto Minujin, Executive Director                                             

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