Assessing the Sustainable Development Goals

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Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin and Mildred Ferrer, alumna of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School, co-authored “Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the standpoint of equity for children”, published this July in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy.

In this article, the authors discuss the challenges of implementing equality and fairness for children at the global level, highlighting various international summits and agreements, from the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the late 80s, which gives children agency through its legally binding clauses, to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It reviews past lessons learned and the post-2015 agenda debate, from which worldwide agreement evolved about multidimensional poverty and an equality roadmap.

The article suggests social accountability processes to achieve lasting SDG targets. It provides a methodology for implementing social accountability actions, accompanied by examples to mobilize communities and encourage child and youth participation at the local level.

Read the full article here.

This article was published in the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy on July 13, 2016.

 

 

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