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Campaign for Child Social & Financial Education launched!

"When children save a single coin, it does not represent much more than what they carry in their pockets, but once they save a few more, it beings to represent something very different, a choice." (Ms. Jeroo Billimoria) HRH Princess Maxima launches Aflatoun Campaign On 17th March 2008, Aflatoun's global Campaign for Child Social & Financial Education was launched at the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam by HRH Princess Maxima (2005 UN Ambassador for Microfinance), Tom Miller (Executive Director of Plan International), Yanghee Lee (Chair of the UN CRC), and Fazle Abed (Executive Director of BRAC International). They come together in support of Aflatoun's mission: "Inspiring children to socially ...

2008 State of the World's Children report launched

GENEVA, 22 JANUARY 2008 – Strategies that can help reduce the number of children who die before their fifth birthday were highlighted today, at the launch of UNICEF’s flagship report - The State of the World’s Children 2008: Child Survival – in Geneva. While recent data show a fall in the rate of under-five mortality, the State of the World’s Children Report 2008 goes beyond the numbers to suggest actions and initiatives that should lead to further progress. “Community-level integration of essential services for mothers, newborns and young children, and sustainable improvements in national health systems can save the lives of many of the ...

GCAP launches global mobilisation plans for 2008

7th March, 2008 - Beginning with International Women’s Day on March 8th, a series of key dates will see mobilisations calling for trade justice, debt cancellation, aid effectiveness, gender equality, good governance and the Millennium Development Goals. To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, GCAP will also support and campaign around the issue of Freedom from Poverty as a human right. Strengthening political engagement and linking mobilizations more strongly with opportunities for policy change is a key part of GCAP’s long-term strategy. GCAP will support a diverse range of on and off-line actions taking place throughout the year on political opportu...

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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