In September 2015, the era of the Millennium Development Goals will end and member states of the United Nations will commit to a new Sustainable Development Agenda for the next 15 years. This global and common vision is motivating governments worldwide to plan actions beyond their own short-term strategies and agendas. Seventeen Goals drafted by UN member states represent their unprecedented effort to broadly engage the voices of people and organizations around the world.
Equity for Children (EFC) is actively participating in this important global process by advocating for the placement of child wellbeing at the center of policy and investment. Read more…
Interview with Luis Fernando Carrera Castro, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations
Carrera Castro discusses the SDGs, means of implementation and ways of incorporating child rights in the current Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Fukuda-Parr provides a critical reflection on global development goals and the SDGs and raises important issues regarding inequality, global governance and the global economic context.
Alipui outlines UNICEF’s priorities for the next fifteen years, focusing on how they can impact children’s rights and wellbeing. He also takes a look at the SDGs and suggests ways to refocus development to better address inequities.
Intra-urban inequities, particularly within mega-cities, indelibly mark a child’s life from birth. Three out of four children in Latin America live in urban areas and 30 percent live in a precarious situation. Ever more important, therefore, are analyses and measures of poverty and inequality that generate evidence about public policies to improve children’s quality of life and rights.Read more…
On Friday, March 6, 2014, high school students from the United Nations International School will be given an opportunity to participate in a recurring workshop on child poverty at The New School entitled, “A Window into a University”. Following a campus tour of The New School, Equity for Children’s Director of Programs and Research, Guenay Salazar, will facilitate a discussion with the students on poverty and climate change.
On March 5, 2015, Equity for Children is sponsoring an event on ‘Women, Climate Change, and Cities’ featuring a presentation of recent research from the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) followed by a panel discussion of practitioners, activists and academics focused on gender and climate justice. Equity for Children will provide research on youth, gender and climate change.
On February 29-21, 2014, the international seminar entitled, “Child Poverty, Public Policy and Democracy” is being organized by Equity for Children Latin America (Equidad para la Infancia), CROP, FLACSO Mexico and the Institute of Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico.
This review looks at the proposals of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a child rights perspective. This year, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the review examines the critical goals and targets for children proposed by the OWG that must be maintained in the final SDGs and highlights areas that could be further reinforced.
This document presents a short analysis of the UN Secretary General’s Post-2015 Synthesis Report to provide a tool for commentary and to raise awareness on the report’s uses. The analysis underscores strengths and weaknesses highlighting key “messages” as well as issues that still need to be addressed going forward to inform dialogue with Member States.
In many countries across the world, the odds of children surviving to celebrate their fifth birthday have improved considerably in recent years. But not all countries have succeeded in improving children’s life chances, and some of the world’s poorest countries – many of which have been ravaged by conflict and instability – are very much lagging behind.