This newsletter presents you with several in-depth and innovative reports and publications, related to our broad theme of Equity. We are featuring the 2010 Flagship Report from UNRISD, "Combating Poverty and Inequality", as well as an article by Jan Vandemoortele, a former UN staff member and a co-architect of the Millennium Development Goals; Enrique Delamonica, Regional Advisor, Social & Economic Policy for Latin America and the Caribbean. and me. The report addresses economic growth, poverty and children. In addition, we are also featuring an article published in the IDS Bulletin by Jan Vandemoortele and Enrique Delamonica, titled Taking the MDGs Beyond 2015: Hasten Slowly
, which proposes a method of incorporating equity in national statistics. We also present a short documentary, "Speaking Out", which examines the opinions of a group of Bronx-based 8th graders on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. These children speak very candidly about their reaction to the fact that the United States, along with Somalia, represents one of only two UN member countries that have not yet ratified the Convention.
When you have a moment, take a look at our schedule and agenda, which provide information about the ancillary events related to the 55th Commission on the Status of Women meeting that will take place in New York from February 22nd to March 4th, 2011. Several events, some hosted by organizations such as UNICEF and Plan International, adress thematic topics and areas specifically related to the challenges and possibilities faced by the Girl Child.
As always, we hope you enjoy our newsletter and look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments.