INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF CHILDHOOD POVERTY EVENTS – NOV. 5 & 6

YOUNG LIVES PRESENTS FINDINGS FROM AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY OF CHILDHOOD POVERTY

Two Important Events in New York

Evening of November 5th at The New School
(available by live streaming)
RSVP HERE

Lunchtime of November 6th at UNICEF HQ
For more information or to RSVP please contact: Sarah Friedman sfriedman@unicef.org or Carolyn Douglas cdouglas@unicef.org

First Event:
Wednesday Evening, November 5, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Registration starts at 5:45 P.M.
Orozco Room, The New School, 66 West 12 Street, 7th Floor, New York NY 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION:

Advancing Equity for Children: Perspectives from the “Young Lives Study”

On November 5, Equity for Children will host the U.S. launch of the latest findings from Young Lives, the University of Oxford program’s longitudinal study of childhood poverty, which will be followed by an active panel discussion with top speakers from UNICEF, UNDP and the NYC housing and community project, Comunilife. The Young Lives team will share their perspectives on how best to strengthen policies that help children living in poverty, based on the evidence from four stages of the Young Lives study and in view of socio-political trends and challenges.

Young Lives Presenters:
Ginny Morrow, Senior Researcher of Young Lives, University of Oxford
Paul Dornan, Senior Policy Officer of Young Lives, University of Oxford

Panelists:
Alberto Minujin, Executive Director,Equity for Children (Moderator)
Nick Alipui, Senior Advisor on Post 2015 Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF
Selim Jahan, Director of Human Development Report, UNDP
Rosa Gil, President and CEO of Comunilife

Please click here for the agenda and concept note.

Second Event:
Thursday Lunchtime, November 6, 2014, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Danny Kaye, UNICEF house, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York NY

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PRESENTATION OF NEW FINDINGS

Young Lives and UNICEF Present:
Growing Up in Poverty

Presenters:
Virginia Morrow, Deputy Director of Young Lives
Paul Dornan, Senior Policy Officer of Young Lives

Moderated by:
Alexandra Yuster, Associate Director, Social Inclusion. UNICEF Programme Division

Learn about the latest findings from the study with evidence on stunting; water and sanitation; inequalities in school access and learning outcomes; child protection; and links to social protection.

Young Lives is based at the University of Oxford and is a unique longitudinal study aiming to understand how poverty affects children and how inequalities develop through childhood into adult life.  Young Lives follows 12,000 children from Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia and the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India. The study has followed two groups of children, an older group born in the mid-1990s and a younger group born just after 2000. The older children are now in early adulthood and the presentations will explore their family formation and parenthood, education, training and work. The younger group were aged around 12 when last visited, and the presentation will explore their schooling, learning, and nutritional outcomes. Water, sanitation and social protection services are considered across all children.