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Intergenerational dialogue on bringing children and young people into the decade of action and delivery
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtul (New York time)
Save the Children, co-hosted by UNICEF, the Child Focused Agencies and the Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs (Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Jamaica)
This intergenerational dialogue is co-organized by UNICEF and the Child Focused Agencies which include Save the Children, ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, SOS Children’s Villages, and World Vision, in addition to the co-chairs of the Group of Friends of Children and the SDGs (Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Jamaica). Building on the UN Secretary-General's call to Prioritize Children’s Education, Food, Health and Safety amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the Group of Friends on Children and the SDGs acknowledgement that “children and young people are positive change agents with whom all stakeholders should partner to ease the lasting impact of COVID-19 and to achieve the 2030 Agenda,” the co-organizers will host an intergenerational dialogue between children and Member States to address: 1) Investing in and empowering children and youth as agents of change both in COVID-19 response and in the Decade of Action for the SDGs. 2) Strengthening inclusive, gender-responsive and child sensitive social and child protection policies and programmes to implement Agenda 2030 in light of COVID-19 realities.