Upcoming conference on economic crisis and children

UNICEF and ODI are pleased to announce the upcoming conference 'The impact of the global food, fuel, and financial crises and policy responses: A child-sensitive approach', which will take place in London. The tentative dates are currently November 9-10, 2009. The conference will convene development practitioners, policy experts and academic researchers from around the world to examine the ways in which the food and fuel price volatility, financial market volatility and global economic slowdown are affecting children and youth in both developing and developed countries and recommend policy responses.

Submitted papers should draw upon original research, evidence from past crises or first-hand policy-making experience to advance the discussion of how best to ensure children's access to services during and after the crisis. Abstracts are needed by July 31: see the call for papers for more details on the focus of the conference as well as submission details. Check back here for confirmed dates and other details as they become available. For more information about the conference, please contact Erika Strand at estrand@unicef.org.



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