Social and Economic Policy

Rethinking Child Poverty: Making Policies Work for Children

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UNICEF and the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School in New York jointly hosted 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", was held from April 21-23, 2008 in New York. It aimed 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 provided input and feedback to UNICEF's Global Study on Child Poverty and Disparities, which was carried out in over 40 countries.

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

See the conference agenda.

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