Global Child Forum
on South America

2017

Global Child Forum
on South America

A Forum to identify opportunities for business to invest in children and contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals in South America.
In the presence of
Their  Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
and
Their Excellencies President Michel Temer and Mrs Marcela Temer of Brazil
The Global Child Forum on South America, in collaboration with UNICEF and Childhood Brasil,  convened today’s foremost leaders for a day of dialogue, knowledge and action around children’s rights. We pushed the conversation forward by identifying opportunities for how business can create value to society and their bottom line, as well as reduce inequalities, by investing in children’s well-being, health and safety.South America is one of the world’s economic strongholds, attracting both companies and investors. This region, however, is also one of the most inequitable. This inequality not only prevents children from enjoying their rights, but is also a key obstacle for sustainable development and economic growth. The Global Child Forum convened at an important time when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Agenda 2030 are in early stages of development.  This Forum was a rallying cry for business to address some of the toughest issues of our time – the challenge of building a sustainable future of our children.

Forum Report 2017

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