Blog: Towards the End of Child Poverty

19 Oct 2015

The world has just signed up to the new SDGs,or Global Goals, and countries will now be thinking carefully about what delivering this agenda means. Many of the goals are relevant to children and to child poverty. Putting child poverty higher on the agenda is important in itself, but it’s also a way to improve achievement of other commitments. The new Global Coalition of Partners to End Child Poverty, which was launched today at the UN in New York, stresses both the urgency of the situation affecting children globally (not just in poor countries), and some of the steps that can be taken to address child poverty.

The joint statement by the Global Partners underlines that children are much more likely to be poor than adults. While they make up about a third of the world's population, almost one half of those living in the most extreme forms of poverty are under 18. Children are also more likely to experience multidimensional poverty than adults...more 

We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.