On September 20 to 22, Equity for Children was asked to co-host an event at The New School, entitled “Children and Youth Hub 2015”, in partnership with the UN Children and Youth Major Group, the platform for young people in the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda negotiations. The program offered a series of training and capacity-building workshops for 100 youths from 12 countries to discuss specific actions youths can take worldwide to help meet the overarching goals of the Post-2015 Agenda, adopted this past weekend in a landmark event at the UN. Find out more here.
In light of the Agenda’s focus on addressing extreme poverty, inequality & injustice, and climate change, I am excited to tell you about past and upcoming Equity for Children activities:
- On September 14 in Durban South Africa, I participated in a World Social Science Forum panel about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post 2015 and of developing policies that incorporate greater equity for disadvantaged children. Find out more here.
- In a Huffington Post article published on September 16, EFC Senior Advisor Samantha Cocco-Klein advocates the greater mobilization of urban resources toward reducing inequities for children in cities. Read the complete article here.
- Please join Equity for Children on November 19 for our panel discussion: “Climate Change, Cities and Youth Engagement” at 4pm in The New School’s Wollman Hall located in the Lang Building at 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor. For more information and to RSVP click here. Stay tuned for additional details in the coming weeks.
I truly appreciate your continued interest in Equity for Children and look forward to hearing back from you with thoughts and comments.