Wednesday 10 July
13.15 - 14.30
UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York
Please join us for the launch of two UNICEF & IDMC policy papers on internally displaced children: Equitable access to quality education for internally displaced children and Protecting and supporting internally displaced children in urban settings.
The exact number of children living in internal displacement worldwide is unknown, but estimated at over 17 million worldwide as a result of conflict and violence, with millions more as a result of disasters. Too many internally displaced children grow up deprived of an education and the long-term opportunities it affords. Access to quality inclusive education brings significant economic, social and health benefits to displaced and host communities alike.
This event will highlight tested and promising policy solutions to overcome the challenges faced by internally displaced children in accessing education, and by governments and their partners in minimising the disruption to education that results from displacement and maximising the protection and support that going to school can provide.
A light lunch will be served from 12.45.
Please RSVP to:
Laura Healy, UNICEF
Christelle Cazabat, IDMC