Social Protection for Child Rights and Well-Being in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (Advocacy Brief)

Organization(s): UNICEF
Regions: Central Asia, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, The Caucasus
Year: 2015
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Social protection can help guarantee adequate living standards for children and contribute to the realization of their rights. Investing in it helps States build more cohesive societies, more resilient communities and stronger economies. To fight child poverty and social and economic vulnerability, countries need to develop well-integrated social protection systems that speak to children’s specific needs, paying special attention to the most vulnerable.

By tackling child poverty and social exclusion, social protection can help children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia enjoy the minimum living conditions they need to be able to realize their rights to survive, thrive, learn and participate fully and equally in society. It is in the interest of the region’s States to invest in social protection for children, which – as global evidence shows – can contribute to building social cohesion, economic growth, and resilience in the face of crises.

The key findings of this advocacy brief are taken from the UNICEF report Social Monitor: Social Protection for Child Rights and Well-Being in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, December 2015.

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