Child Helpline International - Global and Regional Policy Dialogues
To mark its 10th anniversary, Child Helpline International is organising a Global Policy Dialogue at the United Nations in New York and five regional Policy Dialogues and Regional Consultations across the world. A global data publication and five regional data publications will be released at these events.
Analysis of 10 years of data from over 126 million contacts made by children and young people with child helplines in 141 countries forms the basis of a series of publications that will be released at these events.
CHI members will participate in Policy Dialogues and Regional Consultations. Policy makers, civil society organisations and private sector representatives are invited to attend the Policy Dialogues in the respective regions. Others who may be interested in attending the Policy Dialogues are encouraged to get in touch with the relevant contact persons listed here.
Europe: Brussels, Belgium – Regional Consultation: 25-27 June 2013. Policy Dialogue: 26 June. Contact: Thomas Mueller - firstname.lastname@example.org
Americas & Caribbean: Santiago, Chile – Regional Consultation: 4-6 September. Policy Dialogue: 4 September. Contact: Magdalena Aquilar - email@example.com
Africa: Addis Adaba, Ethiopia – Regional Consultation: 12-14 November. Policy Dialogue: 14 November. Contact: Alice M. Kubo - firstname.lastname@example.org, Vincent Arah - email@example.com
Asia Pacific: Da Nang, Vietnam – Regional Consultation: 26-28 November. Policy Dialogue: 26 November. Contact: Laurence Caron – firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle East and North Africa: - Sharjah, UAE – Regional Consultation: 10-12 December. Policy Dialogue: 10 December. Contact: Nafila Manni – email@example.com
Global Policy Dialogue: New York, USA - 20 November. Contact: Johan Martens – firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Helpline International is the global network of child helpline, working to protect the rights of children in 141 counties around the world
Today, 4 July 2013 CHI's Executive Director Nenita La Rose provided an oral statement at the High Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting in Geneva. CHI calls upon the governments to support and strengthen child helplines in their countries and listen to the voices of children and young people. CHI also urged the United Nations and its member states to include protection of children and young people as a goal in the post-2015 development agenda.
Last Monday, 2 July 2013, CHI's Nenita La Rose and Ravi Prasad met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and ITU Secretary General Hamadoun Touré and presented them with "Voices of Young Europe a compilation of 10 years European child helpline data.
Abuse and violence against children and young people in Europe has doubled during the economic crisis, according to the latest publication released by Child Helpline International at the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday.
Today is the first day of CHI's Fifth European Regional Consultation for Child Helplines, held in partnership with Belgian child helpline Awel.
To mark its 10th anniversary, Child Helpline International is organising a Global Policy Dialogue at the United Nations in New York and five regional Policy Dialogues and Regional Consultations across the world.