Future Policy Award 2015: Celebrating the world’s best laws and policies to secure children’s rights

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The World Future Council addresses challenges to our common future by identifying and spreading best policies around the globe. We do this by celebrating exemplary policies that create better living conditions for present and future generations through our annual Future Policy Award. Alongside presenting the award we also work with policy-makers to speed up policy action towards just, sustainable and peaceful societies.

 

Realising the rights of children: Nine policies contend for award

Hamburg/Geneva/New York – 23 September 2015: Nine policies from 18 countries and six regions have been shortlisted for this year’s Future Policy Award on securing children’s rights, the World Future Council and partner organizations the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UNICEF, have announced.

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Over 100 young delegates adopt Children’s Declaration on the SDGs

On 20 September 2015, the Voices of Future Generations “Children’s Declaration” was adopted by more than 100 young delegates during the Children’s Summit on the World’s Sustainable Development Goals at the UN Headquarters in NYC. At the same event, child authors from around the world shared their visions of the future with the 70th UN General Assembly. Click here for further information or here to read a copy of the declaration.

29 policies nominated for Future Policy Award 2015

Hamburg/Geneva/New York, 1 June 2015 – Twenty-nine laws and policies that contribute to securing the rights of children have been nominated for the Future Policy Award 2015. This has been announced by the World Future Council, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UNICEF to coincide with today’s International Day for Protection of Children (Children’s Day).

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Book launch with Jörg Pilawa

Together with our ambassador and German TV-Host Jörg Pilawa, we celebrated the launch of our new book “Kinderrechte erleben – Unterwegs mit Jörg Pilawa (Discovering child rights – On the road with Jörg Pilawa), in Hamburg on November 18, 2014.

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Nine-year old author shares vision of a green and just future

London, 14 November 2014 – On the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the World Future Council launches “Voices of Future Generations”, an international children’s book series highlighting the vision of children for a just, vibrant, and green world. The first internationally selected author is a nine-year old British boy from Cambridge in East Anglia. 

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On the road for child rights in Namibia

Ensuring enough healthy food for every child is one of the aims of our work. Our ambassador, German TV presenter Jörg Pilawa, visited various aid projects in Namibia, to understand the food security situation there.

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