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Mary Robinson to speak at launch of UNICEF report on child poverty in the developing world

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Mary Robinson, former UN high commissioner for human rights and director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, will give the keynote speech at an event on Children's Rights and Child Poverty at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 21 October.

The event marks the launch of a report Child Poverty in the Developing World, produced for UNICEF. This research provides the first scientific estimates of the extent and depth and child poverty in the developing world.

Other speakers include Professor Peter Townsend, LSE and Professor David Gordon, director of the Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol. Professor Conor Gearty, director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights will chair this event.

Children's Rights and Child Poverty is on Tuesday 21 October at 1.15pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE. This event is free but ticketed.

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To request a press ticket for this event, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

For more information on the report Child Poverty in the Developing World, please contact the authors:

  • Professor Dave Gordon ,University of Bristol, on 0117 954 6761
  • Professor Peter Townsend, LSE, on 020 7955 6632
  • Christina Pantazis, University of Bristol, on 0117 954 6766

For more information on UNICEF, please contact Sarah Vincent, UNICEF, on 07958 058106

Notes:

UNICEF Report
The report will also be discussed at the House of Commons on Tuesday 21 October by the new Commissioner for Children, Margaret Hodge, Jean Corston MP, chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, Lord Puttnam, UNICEF UK president and a senior advocate of human rights. For more information, contact Elaine Allenby-Parker on 0117 954 6765 or email e.allenby-parker@bristol.ac.uk| 

Conference on Children's Rights and Child Poverty
This event will also followed by a one day conference on Wednesday 22 October on children's rights and child poverty. This will be held at LSE from 9.30am-6pm and pre-registration is required.

Speakers include: Peter Townsend (LSE and Bristol), Conor Gearty (LSE), David Satterthwaite (International Institute for Environment and Development), Elizabeth Gibbons (UNICEF Global Policy Division), Christine Chinkin (LSE), Ruth Lister (Loughborough) and David Gordon (Bristol).

Some of the leading international and national experts in the fields of child rights and child poverty will talk about this key issue of the 21st century. The results of a major UNICEF study on child poverty and child rights in developing countries will also be presented. 

These events are organised by the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, Bristol University and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE.

16 October 2003

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