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Posted: April 21st, 2008
Rethinking Poverty: Making Policies that Work for Children

The United Nations’ 2000 Conference and its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) marked an international commitment to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and to fostering global collaboration in these efforts. Despite some progress towards the MDGs, millions of children remain outside of the policy agenda. This conference provides peer consultation and feedback on UNICEF’s global study on Child Poverty and Social Disparities, which is currently being carried out in 40 countries. This session includes Saad Houry, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF; Jonathan Bach, Associate Director of the International Affairs Program at The New School; Ronald Kassimir, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Research; Alberto Minujin, Professor of International Affairs at The New School and Columbia University, and; keynote speaker Deb Matthews, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Canada. This event was held by UNICEF and The Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School.


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