This Policy Review Paper is the latest UNICEF Innocenti Centre publication which reviews the implications of climate change for children and future generations, drawing on relevant experiences in different sectors and countries of promoting child rights and well-being.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Today a new report from four UN agencies entitled Children and AIDS: Third Stocktaking Report, 2008was released advocating for increased HIV testing for newborns as young as six-weeks-old. Save The Children adopts a number of approaches across the world to tackle the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Research has played an important role in providing an evidence base for the reform process in New Zealand. Childwatch key member The Children's Issues Centre was at the fore-front of this work. They provided an evidence based and child-focused approach to the issue highlighting the detrimental impact that physical punishment could have on children. Legislation was passed in May 2007.
The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. As we prepare for the 20th Anniversary of the CRC, this year's Universal Children's Day, which fell on the 20 November, was nonetheless marked by significant activity across the world.
The Childwatch International Middle East and North Africa Regional Network is gathering researchers from the region in Amman, Jordan 19 - 20 November to focus on children living in situations of conflict, and how this affects their livelyhoods.
Child Rights at a Cross-Roads, a global child rights and research conference, will be held in Ethiopia at the end of 2009 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Childwatch International is collaborating with the African Policy Forum and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in organizing the event.
More than 3,000 participants comprised of governments, civil society, international organisations, private sector, children and young people are expected to attend this global forum from the 25-28 November 2008, convened to map out the actions that have to be taken to combat the sexual exploitation of children.
The Convention, which is the only international treaty of its kind, entered into force on 1st March 2008. It lays out specific rights for young people between 15-24 years old and recognises them as strategic actors in development.
The Child Friendly Cities Research Initiative is arranging its first workshop 5 - 7 November. The initiative has gathered experts from around the world to act as a consultative group. The group aims at designing a tool kit for assesment and monitoring which will be made available globally through the Child Friendly Cities website.
The application is now open on the European Commission website. The European Forum on the Rights of the Child is a permanent group chaired by the European Commission aiming to promote children’s rights in European Union internal and external action. In order to ensure effective representation of civil society at the Forum, civil society organisations have launched a call for interest.
This workshop aims at bringing about a comparative, critical and multidisciplinary understanding of the theoretical frameworks and practices put forward as solutions to poverty in the South. The CLASCO-CROP, OSSREA and SEPHIS organized workshop has a South-South collaborative research focus. Deadline for abstracts is November 24 2008.
This international conference is organized in collaboration with the Childwatch International Latin American and Caribbean Regional Network. Participants will be discussing the political socialisation of youth and children, and new concepual tendencies regarding identity, formation, leadership and child and youth participation. Conference will be held in Spanish.
This international conference will explore early childhood education and care in contexts of modern childhood, the welfare state and the flexible labour market. It is organized by the Norwegian Centre for Child Research and is taking place in Trondheim, 29 - 30 April 2009. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 December 2008.
Under the umbrella of the Egypt National Observatory for Child Rights, the Egypt Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), the National Council of Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund in Egypt (UNICEF) are organizing an international conference on "Child Poverty and Disparities: Public Policies for Social Justice"19 - 20 January 2009: Cairo Egypt. The conference organisers welcome proposals for presentations from academics, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. Deadline is 16 November.
Building a Region Fit for Children: Promoting Child Rights Through Research is the title of the third annual Caribbean Child Research Conference, to be held in Jamaica 21 - 22 October. Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet to discuss the role of research in strengthening children's rights in the region.
The thematic group on Children and the Law will be mapping models of child participation in post separation processes in different parts of the world. This was decided at a group meeting in Prague in September. The group is continuing the work starting out with the questionnaire sent out to all Key Institutions in 2006.
The NGO group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child has launched a new web site with advocacy related information on the Convention and its implementation.
The Institute for Labour and Family Research, Bratislava hosted a succesful international workshop on child poverty and social exclusion 8 - 9 September 2008. 26 researcher discussed how poverty and deprivation affects children's lives from different perspectives, including children's own perceptions.
CIESPI has invited leading international scholars to Rio de Janeiro 10 - 11 September to discuss consequenses of changes in global constructions of childhood. A central question in the seminar will be: How has changing paradigms impacted on social policies and practises in different parts of the world?
More than 3,000 participants are expected to attend this global forum convened to map out the actions that have to be taken to combat the sexual exploitation of children. The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is facilitating the South Asia Preparatory Consultation to be held in Kathmandu 27 - 29 August.
With the establishment of a research network on child poverty major institutions and reserachers will collaborate to combine, coordinate and develop a common body of knowledge with the goal to influence action, research and policies of importance for child poverty.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 5 August 2008 - Executive Director Ann M. Veneman headed a UNICEF delegation to the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico City yesterday, where she led a satellite session entitled 'Keeping the promise: Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS'. Read article by Thomas Nybo on Unicef webpage.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child has decided to devote its next Day of General Discussion (DGD) to children's right to education in emergencies - articles 28 and 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
February 5th 2008, the Norwegian Government launched the new four-year's Plan for Combating Genital Mutilation. The Plan contains 41 measures. The Plan constitutes a broad initiative against genital mutilation aimed at preventing genital mutilation and secure easy accessible health care for women and girls who has been exposed to genital mutilation.
An interdisciplinary part-time postgraduate programme in children's rights, which is jointly organised by the Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch (IUKB) in Sion and the University of Fribourg, both in Switzerland. The next cycle of this two-year programme will begin on 16 February 2009 and the *deadline for applications* is **15 September 2008**. Below you find a general overview of the MCR Programme; you can also download the new brochure here.