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Children’s voices in the post-2015 Development Agenda
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Feb 25, 2014
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Children from NINEISMINE tell delegates what kind of world they want post 2015

Children from NINEISMINE tell delegates what kind of world they want post 2015

ChildFund Alliance and the UN Millennium campaign jointly hosted a prestigious event during the UN General Assembly week in New York to ensure that children’s voices are heard as part of the post-2015 debate.

It was held in UNICEF House and panellists included Amina Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advisor for Post-2015 Development Planning who congratulated ChildFund Alliance and MY World for their efforts to bring the voices of children to world leaders.

Ms Amina Mohammed, Assistant Secretary-General, Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning addresses the event.

Ms Amina Mohammed addresses the event

The event was with representatives from Governments, UN entities and civil society, as well as young people.

The meeting opened with powerful statements by representatives from the child-led campaign NINEISMINE from India, on children’s engagement in the current efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in the process to define the next generation of development goals.

They made a resounding call for world leaders to fulfil the promises of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and to take children’s voices into account in the post-2015 process. “We children are the future citizens of our world. It is important to speak up now,” said one girl.

A girl from India tells people that education must be inclusive for children with disabilities. “I have to go 30 kilometres to get my education – others go to school nearby.”

A girl from India tells people that education must be inclusive for children with disabilities. “I have to go 30 kilometres to get my education – others go to school nearby.”

“Children have made it clear that we should not miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to make them free from violence and exploitation” said Andrew Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ChildFund Alliance.

Andrew Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General of ChildFund Alliance, presents to delegates the findings of focus groups with 1300 children in 41 countries about being free from violence and exploitation.

Andrew Johnson presents to delegates the findings of focus groups with 1300 children in 41 countries about being free from violence and exploitation

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