Event details

The Moral Imperative’s “Results for Children: Faith Actors High Level Advocacy Forum in Investing in Early Childhood Development

The event, co-organized by the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty and Arigatou International formed part of the Civil Society Organizations sessions at the just concluded joint Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the IMF, 9-12 October, at the Bali International Convention Centre.

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Advocacy Statement

Results for Children: The Moral Imperatives Core Message for Action to Secure Wellbeing Outcomes for Early Childhood

Investing in children can deliver dramatic outcomes for the wellbeing of children. Improvements in the science of child development have also made graphic the devastating consequences of childhood adversity and deprivation. There is now a global consensus that it is possible to achieve wellbeing for children by redressing the drivers of childhood adversity.

Despite ambitious goals and commitments for sustainable development, it seems that the level of effort, reform, innovation and investments needed to achieve key targets is still lacking and that we continue to fail children and the most vulnerable.

Of the world’s more than 7 billion people, 2.2 billion are children. Three quarters of these children, and growing, live in Asia and Africa. Close to 700 million of these children experience multiple life altering deprivation and face the grimmest of life situations and are at risk of unbearable harm.

This tension and the prospect of failing children calls for resolution and action by state and non-state actors and persons of conscience with a view to assuring the wellbeing of all children in our time…continue reading advocacy statement

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Agenda

Event Moderator: Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice President and Director of UPF UN Relations
Panelists:

  • Ms. Edith Jibunoh, Acting Lead – Faith – Based Initiative,World Bank Group
  • Hon. Agus Gumiwant Kartasasmita –Minister of Social Affairs -Indonesia
  • Dr. Agnes Abuom , Moderator, World Council of Churches Central Committee
  • Ms. Dear N. B. Sinandang, Humanitarian Forum of Indonesia / Joint Learning Initiative
  • Fred Nyabera Director, End Child Poverty– Arigatou International

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