Launch of the Urban Inequities and Children Conference Report


coverThis publication, Addressing Urban Inequities and Childhood: Advancing the Agenda for Children and Cities, is based upon conversations and discussions held at Equity for Children’s April 2016 Urban Inequities and Children Conference at The New School in New York City. During the two-day event, nearly 100 international researchers, government representatives, foundations, advocates and practitioners deliberated about underlying local challenges facing urban children from the ages of birth to five, and highlighted possible solutions.

 

Seventy percent of global GDP is generated in urban areas. Cities are increasingly “formidable engines to achieve development” and incubators for sustainable development, with the capacity to cultivate solutions that resolve poverty, social inequalities and even climate change. When the city becomes the space where equity is possible and children make up the majority of the urban population, then we must ask ourselves: How are children faring in their rights to the city and in their potential? Read more…

Five Recommendations to Address Inequities in Cities


wesharepicssquareTo address inequities in cities and to activate children’s voices in the urban agenda, Equity for Children proposes five recommendations, which emerged from the discussions and presentations held during the Urban Inequities and Children Conference. Read more…

Interview with Florencia Lopez Boo, Inter-American Development Bank


Florencia Lopezflorencia Boo, Senior Social Protection Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, discusses early childhood equity and access to public services for the youngest children in Latin American cities. Read more…

Professor Alberto Minujin Receives Award in Argentina


long-baton-2Professor Alberto Minujin was recognized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina as well as the University of Buenos Aires, for his role in defense of academic and democratic values. Read more…

Graduate Students Conduct Field Research on Children and Urbanization


ifpbaDuring eight weeks of field research, a group of six New School graduate students worked within two communities of the Greater Buenos Aires: Villa Inflamable and Isla Maciel. Read more…

Schedule


“5th UCLG Congress: World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders”, October 12-15, 2016 – Bogota, Colombia

The 2016 edition of this triennial Summit, “Local Voices for a Better World”, will be held on 12-15 October in Bogotá, Colombia, back-to-back with the Habitat III Conference.

United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, UNICEF Panel, October 19, 2016 – Quito, Ecuador

Professor Minujin will be speaking on a panel organized by UNICEF at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development on October 19, 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.

“Tackling Child Poverty in Latin America: Rights and Social Protection in Unequal Societies”, A Publication, October 2016 – New York, NY

This publication, co-edited by Equity for Children Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, is the product of an international seminar organized in February 2014 by Equity for Children and its partners. The book emphasizes key issues linked to childhood and adolescent poverty in Latin America.

Specials


“World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World” Launch

The recently launched World Social Science Report 2016: Challenging Inequalities – Pathways to a Just World includes a section authored by Professor Alberto Minujin about Equity for Children research conducted on intra-urban inequities in several Colombian cities.

ChildFund Alliance Launched Child-Friendly Accountability Initiative on September 21, 2016

On September 21, 2016, Equity for Children partner, ChildFund Alliance launched “Toward a Safe World for Children: Child-Friendly Accountability and SDG Target 16.2,” an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children.

“Child Poverty and Welfare: Comparative Views” Panel at NorLARNet Conference, 31 Aug – 2 Sept 2016 | Bergen, Norway

Alberto Minujin, Equity for Children Executive Director, participated in the panel "Child Poverty and Welfare: Comparative Views", organized by the Comparative Research Center on Poverty at the University of Bergen, Norway. 

Equity for Children is an initiative of the Graduate Program of International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York City. Our organization strives to advance an agenda of social justice, human rights and social equality for children worldwide in order to strengthen children’s well being by diminishing child poverty, marginalization and inequality.