A child is a child

by UNICEF / Reports

Millions of children are on the move across international borders – fleeing violence and conflict, disaster or poverty, in pursuit of a better life. Hundreds of thousands move on their own. When they encounter few opportunities to move legally, children resort to dangerous routes and engage smugglers to help them cross borders. Serious gaps in the laws, policies and services meant to protect children on the move further leave them bereft of protection and care. Deprived, unprotected, and often alone, children on the move can become easy prey for traffickers and others who abuse and exploit them.

A child is a child

by UNICEF / Reports

Millions of children are on the move across international borders – fleeing violence and conflict, disaster or poverty, in pursuit of a better life. Hundreds of thousands move on their own. When they encounter few opportunities to move legally, children resort to dangerous routes and engage smugglers to help them cross borders. Serious gaps in the laws, policies and services meant to protect children on the move further leave them bereft of protection and care. Deprived, unprotected, and often alone, children on the move can become easy prey for traffickers and others who abuse and exploit them.

A World Free from Child Poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision

by Diana Quick / Tools/Guidelines

A world free from child poverty: A guide to the tasks to achieve the vision is an attempt to harness our knowledge and experience to support national processes to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1 on Ending Poverty, which includes children explicitly for the first time in global poverty goals and, in doing so, support all the SDGs which are so crucial to the realization of children’s rights.

Statement of ChildFund Alliance during the First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, 6 February 2018

by Diana Quick / Statements

Agenda Item 1: Opening statement of the President of the Executive Board; Opening statement of the Executive Director

Mr. President, Ms. Fore, Distinguished Members of the Board:

On behalf of ChildFund Alliance, I would like to congratulate Ms. Fore on your appointment and the members of the Bureau on your election for 2018.

ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working in more than 60 countries. We believe that children should be given a voice in the decisions that affect them and should be able to participate in identifying problems and solutions.