27 September 2012

This weekend UNICEF UK will be attending the Labour party conference, where we'll be hosting a debate on the future of international development, discussing its impact on children and the implications for Labour Party policy.

The event follows a successful discussion at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference, which was chaired by the Guardian's Michael White last weekend.

The debate is timely, as the coming months are critical for the future of international development, and for children in particular.

Discussions are already underway on the post-2015 international development framework. The UK will also hold the G8 presidency in 2013, and global climate finance commitments run out at the end of this year. 

The UNICEF UK debate, which takes place on Monday 1 October, will bring together speakers including Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development; Anita Tiessen, Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF UK; and Harry Phinda, Youth Adviser to our board of trustees.

All are welcome to attend, and to follow the debate on Twitter at #UUKconf.

Event details:

5:30pm–7:00pm
Monday, 1 October 2012
Room 6, Manchester Central

 
Children play near a field during school hours in Nayagaon, India. © UNICEF/INDA2011-00395/Vishwanathan
Children play near a field during school hours in Nayagaon, India.© UNICEF/INDA2011-00395/Vishwanathan

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