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Impact of the economic crisis on children

MEDIA ADVISORY

East Asia and Pacific countries to discuss policies, measures to address the impact of the economic crisis on children

What:
PRESS BRIEFING -
“Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children”

UNICEF is convening 150 key leaders from academia and public service at ministerial and most senior levels in finance, education, health sectors for a conference on 6-7 January to assist governments in identifying and implementing policies that effectively protect children and women from the effects of the current economic crisis.

When:  
Tuesday, 6 January 2009 • 10:00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.  

Media are also invited to attend the Opening Ceremony from 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Who:  
H.E. Sri Mulyani, (TBC)
   Finance Minister, Republic of Indonesia 

Anupama Rao Singh,
   Regional Director, UNICEF East Asia Pacific 

Kishore Mahbubani,
  Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  National University of Singapore
           
In-depth one-on-one interviews can also be arranged with key resource persons engaged in cutting-edge research and good policy practices regarding the impact of the crisis on child health and nutrition, education, labour, and family income maintenance. Experts are:
Dr. June Kane (child labour), Dr. Ka Ho Mok (education), and Dr. M Ramesh (social protection), Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta (health and nutrition) throughout the two-day conference.

Where: 
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

Why:
The global financial crisis is amplifying the effects of the food and fuel price crises, seriously challenging the abilities of families to cope and of children to thrive.

At this moment when women and children are most vulnerable, governments are faced with decreasing fiscal capacity. For children, the cost of inaction or inappropriate action is high, including permanently stunted physical and intellectual growth due to adversely affected nutrition, health and schooling.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Lely Djuhari
UNICEF East Asia Regional Office, Bangkok
+ 66 89 223 1432, ldjuhari@unicef.org;

Preeti Dawra
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
National University of Singapore
+65 8125 1015, preeti.dawra@nus.edu.sg;

Maxie Chopard
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
+ 65 6379 8362, Maxie_CHOPARD@mfa.gov.sg

 

 

 

 

Impact of the Economic Crisis on Children



Agenda:
 • Day 1, 6 January
 • Day 2, 7 January

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Conference Documents:
 • Working Papers
 • Bios: Expert Speakers
 • Resources

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Backgrounder

Media Registration Contact

Lely Djuhari
Comms. Consultant
UNICEF East Asia Pacific
P: +66 2 356 9409
E: ldjuhari@unicef.org


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