ACTION PLAN ON CHILDREN IN ADVERSITY

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FIRST-EVER COMPREHENSIVE GOVERNMENT ACTION PLAN ON CHILDREN IN ADVERSITY

 

BRIEFING TO HIGHLIGHT EVIDENCE, DEVELOPMENT AND DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS  

 

The U.S. Government will release its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. This historic Action Plan has been designed with input from scientific, faith-based and civil society communities.  Preceding the White House launch, a briefing on the first whole-of-government action plan for international assistance to children in adversity will occur, hosted by the Children in Adversity Policy Partnership (CAPP), a coalition of US-based implementing and advocacy organizations, and the PL109-95 Secretariat for Children in Adversity. Panelists representing these communities will highlight the evidence behind the plan, review how the plan will guide the U.S. Government’s development and diplomatic efforts for vulnerable children, and provide concrete examples of programs that exemplify the Action Plan’s three core objectives:

 

○     Build Strong Beginnings: increase percentage of children reaching full developmental potential

○     Put Family Care First:  reduce percentage of children living outside of family care

○     Protect Children:  reduce percentage of girls and boys exposed to violence and exploitation.

 

The program is interactive and will demonstrate how new science is driving changes in international assistance for children.  Emmanuel Jal, author, entertainer and activist will represent Children in Adversity.

 

WHEN:                                                Wednesday, December 19, 2012

9:30am – 12:00pm (noon)

Event:  9:30 – 10:15

Q & A: 10:15 – 11:00.

In depth interviews available: 11:00 – 12:00

 

WHERE:                                             National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington DC

First Amendment Lounge

 

WHO:                                                   Emmanuel Jal, Author, Entertainer and Activist will speak on behalf of Children in Adversity

 

Global Experts in Child Protection:

Anne Goddard, ChildFund International,

Kathleen Strottman, CCAI,

Greg Ramm, Save the Children,

Elizabeth Styffe, Saddleback Church and

Neil Boothby, U.S. Government Special Adviser for Public Law 109-95 and Senior Coordinator to the USAID Administrator on Children in Adversity

 

Moderated by:  Kent Hill, World Vision

 

LIVESTREAM:                                Event will be live streamed by the Huffington Post and is also available through the Press Club: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=91229

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