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The GMC commissions international survey on child mortality

Barcelona, 27th May 2010 – With the U.N. MDG +10 Review Summit in September this year in mind, the Global Movement for Children has commissioned an international survey on child mortality in several developing countries. In a joint effort with TNS Gallup, the poll aims at getting new insights and input to better understand attitudes and opinions within middle classes and opinion leaders towards child mortality in these countries. The main objective is to gather relevant information to design and implement future policies and actions while assessing the readiness of these groups to take action to further accelerate recent progress in their respective countries. The poll has been conducted i...

The Global Movement for Children attends Catalan Parliamentary Plenary on passing of Law on Children and Adolescents

18th May 2010, Barcelona - The Law on Child and Adolescent Rights and Opportunities was passed by the Catalan Parliament by a unanimous vote but one last Wednesday in Barcelona. This was the fifth bill introduced by the Social and Citizenship Department of the Catalan Government and it gained unanimous support by the current government coalition parties as well as opposition parties. Invited by the Catalan Government, the GMC contributed to the drafting of the bill by participating in a working session of the commission as an external adviser. The GMC welcomed the introduction of the bill as it considered it an important and timely move within the field of child rights in Catalonia. Overall...

The GMC signs for a complaints procedure under the CRC

7th April 2010, Barcelona - The Global Movement for Children has signed a petition today to strengthen the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by the drafting and adoption of an Optional Protocol to provide a communications procedure. A complaints or communications procedures allows individuals, groups or their representatives, claiming that their rights have been violated by a State that is a party to a convention or covenant, to bring a communication before the relevant committee, provided that the State has recognised the competence of the committee to receive such complaints. Eighteen years after adoption of the CRC, the basic human rights of millions of ...

The GMC signs on for a Global Leaders Forum

1st April 2010, Barcelona – Together with a number of international, regional and national organisations the Global Movement for Children has signed up today for the Halifax Initiative-led proposal to establish a new Global Leaders Forum that includes low-income countries. This iniciative aims at transforming the current G-20 into an international body which includes the representantion of low-income countries, many of which are suffering disporportionate impacts arising from the current world economic crisis. Immediate inclusion of the African Union, followed by other regional bodies, is the first step it considers essential to build a more comprehensive constituency-based system. Focus...

Welcome to the new GMC web site

Be part of the change you want to see in the world. Build a world fit for children.Action orientated The new GMC web site focuses on promoting campaigns advocating for child rights globally and regionally. A few of them are led directly by the GMC. Others are led by its members or coalitions committed to children. Overall, the site is a point of reference for all those willing to get actively engaged in promoting child rights. Engage around the 10 imperatives of the Say Yes for Children Action is organized around the 10 imperatives promoted as part of the Say Yes for Children Campaign. Under each of the 10 imperatives, you will find information of the selected campaigns, their objectives ...

Scandalous lack of progress in EU development aid

“European governments’ failure to meet aid pledges is nothing short of disgraceful. Europe likes to see itself as a world leader in development assistance, but these figures show that governments are taking a step backward on their commitments” said Olivier Consolo, CONCORD Director. “17 of the 27 European member States have not increased their Official Development Assistance at all in the last year and of these, 11 have actually allowed it to fall. The gap between promises and reality must be closed!” Over 1600 European NGOs united under the Global Call for Action against Poverty, and CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development, have criticised European g...
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