Thursday, December 4, 2008

Yemen: Seeing Child Poverty through a new lens

Over 80 representatives from government, civil society, parliament, the international community, the children’s parliament and media joined UNICEF Yemen on November 24-25th '08 for Yemen’s first national symposium on child poverty. The symposium was organised in collaboration with the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation with the objective of generating discussions on child poverty in the country, in addition to raising awareness around the up-coming Child Poverty and Disparities report for Yemen. The symposium provided a new and improved lens through which to appreciate the level of commitment to fulfilling child rights and addressing children’s poverty. During the symposium it was recognized that stronger interventions are needed to influence future policy formulation for the enhancement of child rights.

For presentations and further information on the symposium click here

Focal Point: Etona Ekole

Pictures from the symposium below