Social Protection for Children - A Call To Action
Sub-regional conference on Social Protection for Children
In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, representatives from governments and development partners from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Georgia and Moldova came together, from 16 – 18 October 2017, at a sub-regional conference on Social Protection for Children dedicated to sharing good practices. The conference was organized by UNICEF Bosnia and Herzegovina with support from the UNICEF Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) and country offices in the sub-region.
The objectives of the Conference were to:
- promote high level cooperation, share lessons learned and best practices, and foster innovation across the region;
- reinforce a commitment to child-sensitive social protection systems and place this item on the agendas of the participating countries through the development of a Call to Action;
- advocate for social protection systems that effectively help families cope with shocks or crises so that children’s development is not impaired by the effects of poverty and vulnerability.