The role of child-sensitive social protection in the sustainable and resilient recovery from Covid-19
Wednesday, 7 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Save the Children with The Permanent Mission of Indonesia; The Permanent Mission of Guatemala and UNICEF

As part of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) that will take place from July 6 to 15, 2021, virtually / in New York, UNICEF and Save the Children in collaboration with the governments of Indonesia and Guatemala will organize a high level side event focusing on the role of child-sensitive social protection (CSSP) in the sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19, and its crucial role in accelerating progress towards the SDGs. The side event will promote discussion on integrated policies and responses to address the multifaceted crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and closely align with the theme, “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development.” During this session, hosts will facilitate an engaging debate around Child-Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) and engage children in the discussion. Child poverty has sky-rocketed as a result of COVID-19, inflicting irreversible damage on children’s development and undermining the exercise of their rights, as well as productivity, economic growth and social cohesion. We want to explore the role CSSP can play in the sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 in order to lift children out of poverty, build human capital, reduce inequality, protect them from future crises, and as a pathway to achieving the SDGs.

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