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Commitment to Children Index enters new phase

Barcelona 19th October 2010 – Several months after the first informal meeting of experts, the GMC’s initiative Commitment to Children Index is advancing to define its key indicators and formulas. At the informal meeting in June the experts developed the conceptual framework of the index. They agreed on the meaning of a country committed to children and conceived four dimensions of the index: child development, participation, protection and survival. The experts have been proposing sets of indicators that should be considered for each dimension of the Index. These proposals will be first discussed in a meeting in early December this year in Oxford, UK. Gareth Jones, former Head of the St...

Más de cien expertos en migraciones infantiles exigen la no criminalizaón de la emigración

11 de Octubre, Barcelona - La I Conferencia sobre Movimientos Migratorios Infantiles se ha clausurado en Barcelona con una exigencia concreta: la no criminalización de los emigrantes, especialmente los más vulnerables, los niños. Los expertos han acordado que las migraciones no deben regirse por políticas de seguridad sino por el interés del niño, que es la mejor opción para la cohesión social del país. La Conferencia ha sido presidida por la Relatora Especial de Naciones Unidas sobre la venta, prostitución y explotación infantil, Najat M’jid, y ha contado con la participación de expertos de distintas agencias y organismos internacionales, gobiernos, ONGs y académicos a...

First International Conference on Children on the Move to shed light on invisibility of migrant children

Barcelona, October 5th, 2010. The I International Conference on protecting and supporting Children on the Move opened today in Barcelona hosted by the Global Movement for Children with the support of the Catalan Government  and Save the Children as a first step in the process of re-examining policy responses to the protection and support of children on the move. From 5-7 of October, the Conference will gather a number of international experts to bring to the fore this highly invisible and vulnerable group within national and international debates on migration policies. “The conference aims at  promoting a comprehensive understanding of the issue of children on the move, based on...

La sociedad ignora la gravedad de la mortalidad infantil, según informe del GMC

23 Septiembre, 2010 – En el marco del I Congreso Mundial sobre Salud Materno- Infantil que se celebra estos días en Barcelona, el Movimiento Mundial por la Infancia (GMC) presentará un informe global sobre el conocimiento y las actitudes ante la mortalidad infantil de las clases medias en ocho países en desarrollo donde el problema es más acuciante. Elaborado por TNS/Gallup, el estudio analizó las actitudes y opiniones entre las clsers medias y los líderes de opinión frente a la mortalidad infantil en India, Camboya, Kenia, Mali, Nigeria, Bolivia, Etiopía y Zambia. Miquel de Paladella, Coordinador Ejecutivo del GMC, presentará el informe al experto público del Congreso en el Hot...

Open Editorial on the Millennium Development Goals 10 years on

This week in New York, the voices of children will demand that world leaders go beyond rhetoric and focus on the steps necessary to halt the 8 million preventable deaths of the world’s poorest children that occur every year. As we approach the 10th anniversary of the UN Millennium Summit—a watershed moment when 189 countries pledged to achieve—eight specific development goals by 2015, the Global Movement for Children (GMC) will be reflecting upon progress made and the challenges that lie ahead. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) represent not only a compelling political commitment to humanity, but form the very foundation of a healthy, sustainable and fair future for all—and ...

The GMC presents report on Children on the Move, a highly invisible group

Barcelona, September 15th, 2010. The Global Movement for Children (GMC) and Save the Children have launched “Leaving Home”, a report on the causes, risks and consequences of migration for children. With the support of the Catalan Government, the report collects the experiences of children who are or have been on the move, an often unseen group within the global migration phenomenon. The report denounces the invisibility of children within international debates and immigration policies on the issue as well as the lack of adequate policies to address their specific needs. It voices the experiences of children who, willingly or unwillingly, have left their homes and it analyses the wide ar...
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