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Published Oct. 29, 2012 12:19 PM

A range of experts confront the most compelling issues around the social drivers of HIV, prevention, social protection and gender, explaining why addressing them is now critical for achieving a generation free from HIV and AIDS. Watch the debate and read the commentaries of those answering the question. In the studio are: Joy Phumaphi, former Minister of Health, Botswana, Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UN Children’s Fund, Attapon Ed Ngoksin, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, and John Santelli, Professor, Columbia University.

Published June 13, 2012 2:04 PM

World Bank and Jacob's Foundation launch and learning event: Children and Youth in Crisis: Protecting Human Development During Economic Shocks

Date: June 18, 2012 12pm- 5:30pm

Location: The World Bank, J-Building, Room JB1-080, 701 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

Published Sep. 12, 2012 12:33 PM

ISSA, DECET and Open Academy Step by Step Croatia  invite practitioners in early years services and primary schools, policymakers and researchers to explore questions related to the professionalization of early care and education staff, through dialogue and a joint professional learning process.

Published Oct. 22, 2010 10:03 AM

Hosted by El Colegio de Jalisco in Guadalajara Mexico, the conference will be co-organized with Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. Some of the outcomes of common projects that are taking place in different countries will be presented, such as the Youth’s Social Participation Project (Venezuela-Argentina), the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (Costa Rica-Venezuela) as well as other initiatives such as the results of the Consultation on the Right of Children to Play made in different places in Mexico.

Published Apr. 25, 2013 3:08 PM

The University Institute Kurt Bösch (IUKB), the International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE), the University of Teacher Education Valais (HEP-VS), and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Valais, in close collaboration with the Council of Europe, are organizing this 5th Sion International Conference.

Published Nov. 3, 2008 11:54 AM

The Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) and the University of Fribourg Switzerland are organising an International Conference;Localizing Children's Rights; on Saturday 15 November 2008. The conference aims to contrast ideas and concepts as well as to facilitate an exchange of information between researchers,professionals and students working in the interdisciplinary children's rights field.

Published Aug. 25, 2009 11:36 AM

International Conference and Annual Meeting of the “Sociology ofChildhood”

Section of the German Sociological Association

9 – 10 October, 2009

Published May 28, 2008 3:27 PM

Together with the Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) Childwatch International invited leading institutions within the field of child research to discuss modalities for closer cooperation under the Childwatch umbrella. Directors and other representatives from 15 institutions world-wide participated in the meeting which took place 1-4 September 1994 at Ranten Hotel, Nesbyen, Norway. This report gives the background and objectives of the meeting, and presents the conclusions concerning follow up activities.  

Published May 26, 2010 8:30 AM

International delegates and child welfare experts will gather in New York  November 8 to 11 for WorldForum 2010, the 21st annual summit of the International Forum for Child Welfare.

Deadline for Submission of Presentations: Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at midnight EST

Published Aug. 17, 2012 2:42 PM

Call for Papers/Conference Contributions

"Family, children and education at the core of the new challenges of social development: global scenarios, migration and active citizenship"

Date: 26th-29th November 2012

Place: Tourist Harbour, Naples, Italy

Deadline: 25 September 2012.


Published May 26, 2008 2:19 PM

Childwatch International's latest work plan for 2008 download pdf file here>>

Published July 27, 2009 11:14 AM

A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation, edited by Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas, includes discussions on challenges facing issues of participation, contextual aspects, as well as theoretical and methodological reflections about projects and practice. The book includes chapters by prominent members of the Childwatch International Research Network.

Published Nov. 17, 2010 12:40 PM

Childwatch thematic group “Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children & Young People” invites researchers in universities, NGOs and government agencies to complete a survey on ethical research with children. The survey will identify the ethical issues and challenges in undertaking research with and for children and identify and collate existing ethics guidelines and resources in use in different countries.

Published Sep. 25, 2012 12:21 PM

The European Social Network (ESN) will be organising its 21st annual conference next year in Dublin in cooperation with the Irish Presidency of the European Union. In preparation for this event, there is an open call for workshops. This is an opportunity to present for discussion innovative practice on a wide range of issues within the overall theme of the conference. Date: 17-19 June 2013 Place: Dublin

Deadline for proposals: Friday 7th December

Published Dec. 28, 2012 11:08 PM

This November - December edition of The African Child E-Newsletter highlights the deliberation and shares the outcome documents from the 3rd Pan-African Forum on Children.

Published Nov. 13, 2012 1:41 PM

Read the latest newsletter from the International Bureau for Children’s Rights: The Forum on Children in Armed Conflict. This newsletter promotes and highlight the events and developments related to changes in the rights of children affected by armed conflict worldwide.



Published June 13, 2012 1:10 PM

The ASSWA  (Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa) committee has decided to extend the date for abstract submissions for the International Social Work Conference: Social Work: Towards Inclusion, Social Justice and Human Rights. The deadline is now 3 August 2012.

Published Dec. 18, 2012 3:04 PM

December issue of the Center on the Developing Child newsletter includes; Working paper: The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain; A study on the effects of global adversity, two generations at a time, and  a special journal supplement Journal Features Center Affiliates' Work on Biology of Early Adversity.

Published Dec. 4, 2012 12:40 PM

Young Lives is a unique 15-year study of 12,000 children in 4 countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam) that aims to challenge policymakers to effect change. Young Lives newsletter includes all the latest news, research, analysis and events.


Published Mar. 6, 2013 12:07 PM

Registration is now open for the 2013 Early Childhood Summit in Boston, co-sponsored by the Boston Children's Museum, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Strategies for Children. This daylong summit on Friday, April 5, 2013, will bring together neuroscientists, pediatricians, educators, business and museum professionals, and policymakers to develop a broad partnership dedicated to improving outcomes for children.

Published Apr. 8, 2013 12:03 PM

The Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research in association with the Children's Research Centre, School of Social Work and Social Policy and Trinity International Development Initiative is pleased to host a Public Lecture by Dr. Virginia Morrow, Young Lives, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.


Published July 1, 2010 10:30 AM

The European Science Foundation invites scientists to submit proposals for high-level research conferences to take place in 2012.

Published Dec. 21, 2010 10:57 AM

This guide is intended as a tool for better understanding EU policies, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms related to the education of migrant children and youth within existing EU agendas on human rights, equal treatment, antidiscrimination, integration, social inclusion, and education and training.

Published Mar. 11, 2013 10:33 PM

Three Childwatch International member institutions will take part in a new international project funded by Jacobs Foundation, Zurich. CINDE Colombia , NOVA Norway and The University of Girona, Spain , will join other prominent research institutions world wide in an interdisciplinary research project for child-wellbeing.

Published Mar. 20, 2013 10:02 AM

This special issue showcases research on the 90% of the world's adolescents growing up in the “majority world” (i.e., Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean). Articles were solicited that addressed three focal areas by (1) evaluating existing developmental models or proposing culturally based approaches to studying adolescent development; (2) describing successful models of interventions to improve the well-being of youth; and (3) examining how global factors are experienced locally by adolescents.