Release of the Urban Inequities and Children Conference Report



This publication, Addressing Urban Inequities and Childhood: Advancing the Agenda for Children and Cities, is based on 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 the global GDP is generated in urban areas. Cities increasingly provide the capacity to address poverty, social inequalities and issues linked to climate change. Considering that children make up the majority of the urban population globally, it is crucial to take a look at how they are faring and how their perspectives can be included front and center in the urban agenda to ensure they live up to their full potential. Read more…

How to Ensure Children Everywhere Enjoy the ‘Urban Advantage’

Through the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, countries have committed to ending children’s unequal access to basic services. Yet delivering on this pledge will require a deep shift in how we plan and govern cities. Read more…

Monitoring Childhood Inequities in Lima, Peru and Recife, Brazil

urban-childSince 2013, Equity for Children has been measuring and monitoring childhood wellbeing and quality of life in several Latin American cities.  As part of the initiative, we carried out a series of assessments in Lima and Recife during the first half of 2016. Read more…

Growing Up NYC: Blueprint for an Equitable City

growing-up-nyc-front-3NYC is home to 3 million children and youth, including some of the country’s wealthiest and poorest children.  To better meet the needs of these diverse young New Yorkers, the city recently launched its first policy framework, Growing Up NYC. Read more…

Interview with Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO, The Children’s Village

screen-shot-2016-12-13-at-12-54-01-pmJeremy C. Kohomban, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Children's Village, discusses the Growing Up NYC Policy Framework. Read more…


“Children, Rights, Poverty, Equality” Course – January-May 2017, The New School, NY

Join our Executive Director, Professor Alberto Minujin in analyzing and discussing various programmatic approaches that are presently being implemented for children around the world.

Global Child Forum on South America – April 4, 2017, São Paulo, Brazil

The Global Child Forum on South America will convene today’s foremost leaders for a day of dialogue, knowledge and action around children’s rights.


“Child Poverty, Youth (Un)Employment, and Social Inclusion,” A Recent CROP Book

This recent publication includes a chapter co-authored by our Executive Director, Alberto Minujin, unpacking the issue youths "Not in Education, Employment, or Training."

“The Global Child Poverty Challenge: In search of solutions,” a recent publication and webinar

This publication and webinar take stock of a wide range of evidence on how children can be put at the center of policies and programs, in ways that recognize their capacities and centrality to future prosperity.

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.