Including Children and Adolescents in Progress for the SDGs: Understanding and Addressing Exclusion among Poor Children
The New School & UNDP Headquarters, New York, 11-12 October 2018
International workshop organised by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty - CROP (ISSC/UiB), Equity for Children / The New School and SOS Children’s Villages. Supported by UNICEF, Save the Children, UNDP, the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty and ChildFund Alliance
Call for Papers: Deadline for submission of abstracts 1st June
Poverty and social exclusion affect children and adolescents in different ways than they do adults. The purpose of the conference is to make a concrete contribution, within the context of the SDGs, to understanding, defining, measuring, and addressing social inclusion among girls and boys living in poverty.
A particular focus of the event is investigating how knowledge, information, data collection, measurement and monitoring can support strategies and innovations to prevent and effectively address the main drivers of poverty, exclusion and violence against children and adolescents. There will be a particular focus on gathering information about “invisible children”, who are not covered or counted in standard surveys.
An important task is to explain the meaning of “inclusion” within the context of the SDGs and to discuss how it could be better defined and measured, in order to evaluate the progress being made towards achieving the targets. In order to Leave No One Behind, the output of this workshop will contribute towards the development of systems for monitoring, participation, accountability and “early warning”.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st June, and the Academic Selection Committee will notify accepted participants of their selection by 22 June 2018 with guidelines for the format of the final paper to be submitted by 14 September 2018.