8 January 2013

Africa: UNICEF Welcomes New Save the Children Report

New York — UNICEF today warmly welcomed the launch by Save the Children of a new Report, Ending Poverty in Our Generation - Save the Children's vision for a post-2015 framework.

"The new Save the Children report is an important contribution to discussions on the critical question of how the world can best address the survival, development and protection of its children in the coming years and decades, as part of an overall framework for sustainable and effective development," said Richard Morgan, UNICEF's Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 Agenda.

"The report recognizes both the momentum of the Millennium Development Goals and the need to extend their success, especially among the most disadvantaged children and groups. It then makes specific proposals on how these children and their communities can become a central focus of a new, ambitious agenda where hunger, preventable child deaths, violence against children and extreme poverty are wiped out.

"Ending Poverty in Our Generation provides concrete ideas on setting new goals that will accelerate efforts for the progress and protection of the world's most marginalized children. Valuably, it also addresses the question of how the most deep-seated challenges for children and families - such as inequalities, environmental fragility, weak accountability, natural disasters and conflict - can be better targeted in the present and coming generations.

"UNICEF looks forward to continuing to work closely with Save the Children and other key partners for children's rights, as the debate intensifies on how best to safeguard, extend and sustain human progress in the post-2015 international framework."

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