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Policy advocacy and partnerships for children's rights

Rethinking Child Poverty: Making Policies Work for Children

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UNICEF and the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York are jointly hosting a three-day international conference to mobilize the international agenda on ending child poverty and reducing disparities.

The conference, "Rethinking Poverty: Making Policies Work For Children", is being held from April 21-23, 2008 at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center in New York. It aims to create a space for consultation and exchange among UNICEF international staff, the News School faculty and students, international academic and research professionals, NGO practitioners and national governments engaged in efforts to eradicate child poverty. Further, the conference provides input and feedback to UNICEF's Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities, that is currently being carried out in 40 countries.

This conference is the fourth in a series of conferences jointly organized by UNICEF and the GPIA, and is part of UNICEF's commitment to promote human development.

Keynote speakers:
Deb Mathews, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Ontario, Canada
Ambassador Moushira Khattab, Secretary General of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, Egypt
Safwan Masri, Director, Columbia University Middle East Research Center

Information on participation and registration is avaiable on the GPIA's Equity For Chldren website.

Contact persons:
Alberto Minujin, Global Program in International Affairs, The New School
Gaspar Fajth, Division of Policy and Planning, UNICEF




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