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#ENDchildpoverty As Part Of the SDGs: Empowering Youth to Making a Lasting Difference


Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters

Led by

UNICEF and Global Coalition to End Child Poverty


Antonio Franco Garcia, Child Poverty Advocacy and Programmes, UNICEF | @UNICEF

Cristina Diez, Director of Advocacy – New York Office, ATD Fourth World | @ALifeInDignity @ATD4thWorld

Katherine Ronberg, Advocacy & Policy Advisor, ChildFund |  @ChildFundAll

Beatrice Mauger, Associate Director, Equity for Children | @equity4children

Sofia Garcia Garcia, Representative to the United Nations, SOS Children’s Villages | @SOS_Advocates

Masue Suzuki, Program Officer, Arigatou International

Marggie Simo, Advocacy & External Engagement, World Vision | @WorldVision



For the first time, the global community has recognized the centrality of children to address global poverty. As part of the new SDGs proposed to end poverty, the new agenda aims to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all dimensions by 2030. This session will highlight why children are crucial in the fight against global poverty, and organize a range of group activities to support youth raise awareness and take action in their communities and countries to end child poverty in all its dimensions.


UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.  @UNICEFSocPolicy

About the Global Coalition to End Child Poverty

The Global Coalition to End Child Poverty is a global initiative to raise awareness about children living in poverty across the world and support global and national action to alleviate it. Our members work together as part of the Coalition, as well as individually, to achieve a world where all children grow up free from poverty, deprivation and exclusion. @GlobalCoalition