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Published June 29, 2012 1:06 PM

Innocenti Research Centre has launched its latest edition of Research Watch - Post MDGs: What next and how? - on its website. This takes various issues and consists of a video of a Debate, a set of written Commentaries and further links and readings on the topic, with contributions from experts on the drafting of the original MDGs (eg. Vandemoortele) and on the various issues to be included in the next set of goals.

Published June 20, 2012 3:27 PM

Law Reform, community dialogue and social mobilization are key strategies to prevent and promote the abandonment of harmful practices against children these were crucial strategies identified by the International Expert Consultation held in Addis-Abba, Ethiopia, hosted by the SRSG on Violence against Children and Plan International, and co-organized with the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, the NGO Council on Violence against Children and the African Child Policy Forum.

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 June 13, 2012 1:41 PM

Global Teleseminar on Youth, Governance, Peace-building and the Role of Social Media, June 26-27, 2012, University of Victoria, Canada and online via a 48-hour Global Teleseminar.

Date: 26-27 June 2012

Location: University of Victoria, Canada and online via a 48-hour Global Teleseminar.

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 June 13, 2012 12:35 PM
Published June 13, 2012 11:27 AM

Arab Early Childhood Working Group, coordinated by Unesco, has been launched in partnership with UNICEF Amman Office, AGFUND, Arab Council for Childhood Development, Save the Children US, and Soul for Development in Yemen.  The website is now available in both languages (Arabic and English) and includes a set of key documents and materials related to the Early Childhood field.

Published June 4, 2012 11:25 AM

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.

Published May 31, 2012 9:59 PM

This month, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), along with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Ghana Education Service (GES), brought together researchers and policymakers for a conference on “Evidence-Based Education: Policy Making and Reform in Africa".

Published May 30, 2012 1:33 PM

This is the latest instalment of the UNICEF Office of Research Report Card series, aimed at focusing on the well-being of children in industrialized countries. It considers two views of child poverty in member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): a measure of absolute deprivation, and a measure of relative poverty. Find full report here.

Published May 22, 2012 9:18 PM

Workshop organized by CROP and the Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape, aims to enhance comparative and critical views of poverty politics; to consolidate the recently formed Working Group on Poverty Politics and Social Policy, and to prepare the publication of an anthology based on selected contributions. 


Published May 22, 2012 11:17 AM

The Universidad Metropolitana of Venezuela has awarded the Special Research Award for Values, Civic Culture and Social Capital, for the academic period of 2010-2011, to Gloria López and Yuherqui Guaimaro from CENDIF.  The award was given on the 10 of May as recognition of the research trajectory of Cendif, the important  scientific contribution it has made and the distinguished international recognition it has achieved.

Published May 16, 2012 9:11 AM

The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) is a new trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs on alleviating poverty and improving people’s lives. The knowledge generated will provide evidence for designing more effective policies and programs.

Deadline for submitting proposals: June 4, 2012 8:00 a.m. (EST)

Published May 7, 2012 3:07 PM

Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group - call for submission of articles to the fourth issue of the CP MERG Newsletter to be published in June.

Deadline Monday 21 May 2012

Published May 2, 2012 11:21 AM

This brand new inter-disciplinary journal, published in association with The Association for the Study of Play focuses on all facets of play and offers an international forum for mono- and multi-disciplinary papers and scholarly debate on all aspects of play theory, policy and practice.

Published Apr. 30, 2012 9:31 AM

Child Rights and Child Protection: Critical Times, Critical Issues in Ireland (Lynch and Burns - Manchester University Press


Youth Policy, Civil Society and the Modern Irish State (Powell, Geoghegan, Scanlon and Swirak - Manchester University Press)

Published Apr. 27, 2012 11:04 AM

This collection places childrens issues at the centre of understandings of human development. Using Amartya Sens "Capability Approach", the contributors to this book draw on new tools and theoretical perspectives to understand the role of children in human development.

Published Apr. 27, 2012 10:43 AM

Child Poverty Insights (CPI) - a UNICEF online publication for sharing insights, experiences and innovative developments on issues of child poverty, deprivation and inequity. Since the launch of the series in August 2009, 18 Insights on a variety of topics have been published,  well-received by thousands of people in over 150 countries.

Published Apr. 27, 2012 10:13 AM

The aim of this guidance paper, produced by a working group on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs(DCYA), is to advise on good practice principles for undertaking research with children.  

Published Apr. 16, 2012 8:54 AM

Societies are facing increasing levels of risk and uncertainty in disaster situations. This makes delivering humanitarian aid in disaster situations a complicated and controversial subject. Whilst there are numerous examples of good practice that re-lief workers can point to, there are also countless instances of exploitative and/or inappropriate interventions that those receiving aid have to contend with. This con-ference asks whether it is time for a paradigm shift in the manner in which aid is delivered and who can be legitimately involved in such work. Deadline for submitting abstracts: 4 May 2012

Published Apr. 16, 2012 8:33 AM

Families, Relationships and Societies (FRS) is a new social science journal published by The Policy Press which is  designed to advance scholarship and debate in the growing field of families and relationships across the life course.  It explores family life, relationships and generational issues from interdisciplinary, social science perspectives, whilst maintaining a solid grounding in sociological theory and methods and a strong policy and practice focus.

Published Apr. 13, 2012 10:02 AM

An international training programme on human rights in development with a focus on childrens rights

The international training programme Human Rights for Development (HR4DEV) maps the potential and limits of human rights in development and development cooperation, with a specific focus on childrens rights.

Published Apr. 12, 2012 12:54 PM

The 21st century starts with vast inequalities for children in terms of income, access to food, water, health, education, housing, or employment for their families.

Published Apr. 12, 2012 10:45 AM

"Our annual report for 2011 details our grantmaking activities and financial situation for the past year. It includes programme overviews per country and at global level, reports on communications activities, contributions from the chair of the board of trustees and the executive director, and an executive summary in Spanish."

Published Apr. 12, 2012 10:36 AM

The first edition of the Norface Compact Series has been launched. The Spring 2012 edition reviews a selection of exciting research taking place within the NORFACE Migration research programme.