Communication & Visibility

Foreword from EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs

During my visits to countries around the world as part of my role as EU Development Commissioner, one of the things which I have constantly found the most disturbing is when I see children in distress. It is a sad fact that those who are the most affected by poverty and its knock on effects are those who are the least able to cope with it. In a crisis, it is almost always children who suffer the most. Read more

Andris Pieblags

Foreword from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Children must be at the heart of human development: they should be our highest priority, the first call on our resources. The investment case for education and healthcare services for children is solidly established. Investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged and excluded children and families gives all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential, and thus leads to sustained growth and stability of countries. But this is not enough. Read more

Anthony Lake