There are at least 200,000 migrant children of an estimated 2.5 million migrant workers in Thailand. The majority are from Myanmar. Despite national policies that are inclusive of migrant children, such as the 2005 Education for All policy, their lack of social protection and legal status means that migrant children’s access to crucial early childhood… Read more »
Expectations and anxieties were running high last week as civil society representatives convened in Bonn to discuss ‘Advancing the post-2015 sustainable development agenda’ ahead of the High Level Panel meeting currently taking place in Bali.
The Panel, which is due to report to the UN Secretary General in May, faces a series… Read more »
The preoccupation with economic growth as the route out of poverty often means that the contribution of unpaid work – including work caring for others – to social and economic well-being remains a marginalised, if not absent, issue within development debates. That in turn neglects the stark fact that the majority of unpaid work around the… Read more »
Equity, valuing teachers, governance and accountability should be central to post-2015 development agenda
Last month I joined a team of 13 VSO employees, partners and volunteers at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Bangkok. The conference was organised by the regional offices of UNESCO and UNICEF. Its purpose was to ensure that the voices… Read more »
As people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day today, government officials, representatives from women’s groups and NGOs are gathered at the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York to review progress to eliminate violence against women and girls for the first time in over a… Read more »
As the High Level Panel on Post-2015 meets for the third time in Liberia this week it is clear that the debate on what should replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is beginning to heat up. (See VSO UK’s blog for more on the Panel and the outcome of its previous… Read more »