Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cairo conference - "Child Poverty and Disparities: Public Policies for Social Justice"

More than 450 academics, policy makers, government officials, NGOs representatives, media representatives and students participated in the first ever international conference on child poverty and disparities in Egypt, held on 19 and 20 January 2009.

Over the two-day conference, they debated with 26 renowned international researchers from 17 countries who presented their research findings and policy recommendations for public policies that aim to reduce child poverty and disparities. They also discussed how scientific research and its findings can play an important role in promoting public policies that are evidence-based, child-centred and human rights-based.

Click here for presentations and papers from the conference

Focal Point: Dennis Arends, UNICEF Egypt