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Equity for Children E-Newsletter

This month Equity for Children features important research and publications concerning inequality in the global development agenda.  

The editorial, “Equity and the Next Steps Towards the Millennium Development Goals,” addresses aspects of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that must be strengthened in order to reduce social inequities affecting disadvantaged populations and the most vulnerable groups of children. 

A new UNICEF paper entitled, “Urban Inequalities,” by Sheridan Bartlett, Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwalte, addresses social disparities within urban populations, which are often hidden by aggregated averages of poverty that do not depict problems of distribution and global standards. A research publication from our related site, Equidad para la Infancia, entitled, “Poverty and Inequality,” elaborates on issues of inequality in the Latin America region and focuses on societal inclusions faced by new generations of children. 

We also feature a brand new episode of EFC Talks with Dr. Jo Boyden, Director of Young Lives, University of Oxford, who participated in Equity for Children and UNICEF’s brainstorming meeting last month: “Putting Equity for Children on the Local Agenda: Limits and Challenges,” which took place at The New School in New York. She shares reflections on equity and public policy as it relates to UNICEF programming, and emphasizes the need to focus on research highlighting growing inequalities within definitions of poverty as well as absolute poverty. 

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Published Dec. 4, 2012 2:40 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:15 PM