Video Synopsis of ‘Children in an Urban World’

An abridged video of the panel discussion held with UNICEF at The New School on March 7, 2012

Equity for Children at The New School and UNICEF co-hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7 to present UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children Report 2012: Children in an Urban World. With nearly 150 in attendance, the panelists and discussions afterwards addressed child poverty at the local and international levels. Several adolescents spoke as well and shared their personal experiences of poverty and deprivation in NYC.In this video synopsis, we feature talking points from Nikola Balvin, Research Officer at UNICEF; Neil Grabois, Dean of Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at The New School; Khaled Mansour, Director of Communications at UNICEF; Malcolm Smith, Member of ATD Fourth World Youth Group; Mark Montgomery, Professor of Economics at SUNY Stony Brook; Alberto Minujin, Director of Equity for Children; Dr. Pamela Wridt, Co-Director of the Children’s Environment Research Group at the CUNY Graduate Center; Jeanne Mullgrav, Commissioner of NYC Department of Youth and Community Development; Robert Jenkins, Officer-in-Charge in the Division of Policy and Practice at UNICEF.

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