“To really find solutions that work for the poorest children, we have to include them.” David Anthony, Chief, Sustainability and Policy Action Unit, UNICEF
On April 28 and 29, Equity for Children in partnership with the Center for New York City Affairs hosted a two-day conference entitled Urban Inequities and Children at The New School, with speakers and participants from more than 10 countries.
High level academics, government representatives and practitioners gathered to debate key issues and connections between child poverty and inequality in cities, urban design and municipal actions. Offering practical experience, attendees discussed successes and challenges they have faced to create policies and programs for children in New York and across Latin America. Read more about the event here.
Watch the livestream videos of the first day open forum, Addressing Urban Inequities in Childhood, and second day workshop, Urban Inequities and Children: Advancing the Agenda of Children, here.
I look forward to reading your comments about our event and to sharing with you the conference report and videos later in the month. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for more information about the conference.
For more information
A UNICEF report about child poverty in the Arab States was authored by Equity for Children.
We spoke to Irene Quintans, Urban Planning Consultant at the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
We interviewed Enrique Delamonica, Chief of Social Policy and Gender Equality, UNICEF Nigeria.