The 8th UNESCO Youth Forum came to a close on Thursday 31 October, in Paris, with the adoption of 10 strategic recommendations for future youth action and the selection of 15 Action Projects to receive the Youth Forum label, which are to be put into action by young people from across the world.
The Global Online Counter Child Trafficking Conference which concluded on 18th October brought together the global Counter Child Trafficking community to connect, share and learn from what works on the frontline in a free and accessible format through the use of technology. Videos from the conference are now available online.
On the 16th and 17th of September a series of Latin American conferences and seminars on Quality of Life in Latin America and the Caribbean organised by Uni-Com at Faculty of Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora took place. Read about the event here
In September, a three-day International Conference Children and Youth Affected by Armed Conflict took place in Kampala, Uganda. The participants of the Conference reflected on a decade of rehabilitation and reintegration processes for children and youth affected by armed conflict.
In November 2012, more than 130 policymakers, academics, practitioners and other experts committed to CP systems and coming from 50 countries met in New Delhi over four days for a major conference entitled “A Better Way to Protect ALL Children: The Theory and Practice of Child Protection Systems.” This conference was co-hosted by four organisations – UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and World Vision. Read conference report here.
A conference on inequalities in children’s outcomes was hosted by Young Lives at the University of Oxford on 8 and 9 July 2013. The conference brought together researchers who use longitudinal data to investigate the different influences on children’s outcomes from all around the world.
This edition of the International Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ) Newsletter announces that IPJJ database now includes films and videos as well as the wide array of tools and resources in the area of justice for children, from UN reports to experts’ opinions, from meeting outcomes to planning tools. The newsletter's focus is the High level Conference on Justice for Children in Europe and Central Asia.
This paper describes the outcomes of an expert consultation on The Structural Determinants of Child Well-being hosted by the UNICEF Office of Research. The two-day meeting brought together twelve participants to discuss the underlying causes of child well-being and develop an initial framework to consider the impact of structural factors on children’s lives and the inequalities that too often shape (and limit) their futures.
A new report by The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) on Intercountry Adoption was launched at the Fifth International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) on 29 May 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the IPC was Intercountry Adoptions: Alternatives and Controversies. The Addis Ababa Communiqué on Intercountry Adoption was hereby launched.
This report synthesizes a high-level Consultation convened by IDS and the UN Millennium Achievement Fund, which brought together leaders in the UN, NGOs, research institutions and governments to discuss the problem of global inequalities and the agenda to address them.
The 4th Forum on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) was held between 18 and 20 March 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As is customary, the Forum was organised ahead of the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) also taking place in Ethiopia.
Final report from the 2010 edition of the International Interdisciplinary Course On Children’s Rights.
The fifth conference "Child in the City" will further build on the ideas of the former events with themes like children's participation, space for children, children's mobility and assessment tolls. Inspired by the "European Year for combating poverty and social exclusion" it will widen its scope to include another very important theme of the CRC: child poverty.
Reports from the 2nd Conference on Children and Residential Care.
RIZZINI, Irene, ZAMORA, Maria Helena e FLETES, Ricardo (orgs). Rio de Janeiro: Editora PUC Loyola, 2004.
The African Journal of AIDS Research published a special issue based on the proceedings at the session on Children Growing Up in an Era of AIDS at the Childhoods 2005 Oslo Conference.
For conference proceedings go to: http://www.aifs.gov.au/institute/afrc9/papers.html
This publication gathers presentations from the second regional conference in Latin America and the Caribbean (2004), gathering presentations from the research and the NGO community in discussions of challeges facing the children and young people of the region.
Niñez y Juventud: Dislocaciones y Mudanzas is a continuation of the debates and discussions initiated at the III Latin American Network Conference of July 2006 “Childhood and Youth: Dislocations and Changes". It is a publication by Programa Infancia based at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.