Within the process to formulate the post-2015 development agenda, the issue of violence and exploitation against children has progressively gained traction and UN agencies highlighted on several occasions the need to include this issue within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process. Yet much more remains to be done so that it is included as one of the priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

During the 69th regular session of the General Assembly (16 September – 1 October 2014) in New-York : States, agencies, Civil Society Organisations and development actors are deciding  what their global priorities will be when the Millennium Development Goals conclude in 2015.

Because we believe that the issue of keeping children free from violence and exploitation cannot be ignored. Terre des Hommes co-coordinated this side event under the leadership of ChildFund Alliance.

“A World Free from Violence and Exploitation against Children: Targets and Indicators for the Post-2015 Development Agenda”     

Venuethe UN General Assembly Building                                                                                             Date : September 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm (EST).

This event has the aim to engage Member States, UN entities and civil society organizations in a conversation about the best targets and indicators to address violence against children within the post-2015 development agenda. This in order to ensure the inclusion of an explicit commitment to the issue in the next set of the new global agenda.

Seven states are supporting the event : Benin, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Ireland, Paraguay and Sweden. Seven States that expressed their support for a commitment to the prevention of violence within the post-2015 development agenda.

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You can follow the event on  http://webtv.un.org and through Twitter #ENDviolence, #FreeFromViolence and #Post2015.

To know more about the changes Terre des Hommes want for the post-2015 agenda.