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Miquel de Paladella moderates panel at IESE’s Doing Good Doing Well Conference.

Barcelona, 28 February 2011 - The Executive Coordinator of the Global Movement for Children, Miquel de Paladella, was a guest speaker at IESE’s Doing Good Doing Well Conference this weekend last in Barcelona. The Doing Good and Doing Well Conference (DGDW) is a two-day event with interactive panel discussions on major opportunities and challenges faced by responsible businesses and organizations. The conference, organized by IESE's Responsible Business Club,  attracts professionals and students from around the globe. By challenging participants to consider the potential for sustainable development, the Doing Good and Doing Well Conference helps develop innovative new strategies and b...

GMC’s MDG-focused action Put Yourself in My Shoes to visit mall in Barcelona

26 February - After its first performance on the International Day of the Child in 2010, the Put Yourself in My Shoes (PYIMS) exhibit will be held during an entire week in one of Barcelona’s biggest shopping malls. The stunt in Barcelona will be a coordinated effort of the GMC members and it is then expected to travel to Zaragoza, where it will be led by World Vision Spain, and then to Madrid. Put Yourself in My Shoes is an awareness-raising campaign that aims at galvanizing public opinion to demand stronger political commitment to child rights.  Originally conceived by the GMC’s Secretariat and The Love Comes Foundation, it is now a joint campaign available for all GMC partners to...

Major international organisations and institutions join forces to advocate for children on the move

London, January 20, 2011. Between 19-20 January, 2011 recently created Working Group on Children on the Move held its first meeting in London. The group gathered high profile representatives from leading international child-focused NGOs, UN and intergovernmental organisations (ILO, IOM, UNICEF and UNHCR) as well as the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution, and child pornography and two independent consultants. The working group agreed on an action plan based around four main objectives and some joint initiatives. Mainstreaming children on the move in research and data gathering with an emphasis on re-analysing the existing data, identifying the best availabl...

Health and education a new priority in the End Water Poverty strategy

Barcelona, January 31st, 2011 - From the 10th to the 14th of January, New Delhi hosted End Water Poverty's annual strategic planning meeting, which was attended by its members from Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. The Global Movement for Children, that recently joined the coalition, was present at the meeting for the first time. The meeting affirmed End Water Poverty's vision of being a global and open-source campaign with national and international members of civil society organisations working together in a movement for change. A number of brainstorming sessions held throughout the meeting focused on mapping out  key political processes, scrutinizing the economic and politi...

La reunió del Comité Coordinador del GMC ha conclòs

Barcelona, 9 de Desembre 2010 – El Comité Coordinador del Moviment Mundial enfavor de la Infància va celebrar la seva segona reunió anual la passada setmanaa Barcelona obrint amb una carta de comiat del President del GMC, Dean Hirsch, iDirector Executiu de World Vision International. Hirsch deixa World Vision desprésd’una trajectòria de 35 anys a l’organització, dels quals els últims 15 han estat coma Director Executiu. A la carta expressava la seva gratitud per la feina de les últimesdècades a World Vision i reafirmava el seu compromís amb la infància i els seusdrets. Deixant el càrrec a World Vision, Hirsch també deixa el Comitè Coordinadordel GMC, on el substituirà Co...

The Global Movement for Children moves to a new office

Barcelona, 22 November 2010 – The Global Movement for Children (the GMC) has recently moved to a new office in Barcelona, in the area called 22@. In recent years, 22@ has grown in significance becoming a home to many IT companies.  The GMC is sharing the office space with different social entrepreneurs within the framework of ‘UpSocial!’ initiative, of which the GMC is a co-founder. UpSocial! has been created understanding that there is no shortage of good ideas to change the world. They just need to acquire scale and cross the borders of the initial project. UpSocial! is a community of social entrepreneurs, consultants and organizations sharing knowledge and resources, learning...
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