ISSA is proud to have become a member of the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty joining together with an array of likeminded organzations to keep this issue within the global agenda and the national development policies and priorities of many countries.
In a joint statement to European Heads of State, ISSA joins 58 leading organisations in the fields of human rights, child rights, health and social inclusion, including UNICEF, OHCHR to remind them that it is their responsibility and duty to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of every child.
The statement calls for the implementation of the following ten actions:
October 17th marks International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the central theme for 2015 is coming together to end poverty and discrimination. The United Nations are using this opportunity to highlight the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, where ending poverty in all its forms everywhere is one of the goals. What changes can we expect in this coming period?
On this international day celebrating the work of the world’s teachers, ISSA restates its commitment to strengthening early childhood development by launching a new initiative aimed at empowering the workforce in early years services. More details coming soon.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein
From Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
ISSA believes that diversity is a key feature of Europe. As a union of nations founded on the values of respect for human rights and dignity, liberty, equality and democracy the European goal should be to create a society which embraces cultural, ethnic and religious diversity and not a society which closes its doors to making this a reality.
Over the last few weeks ISSA has added two new members to our burgeoning network which widens our influence across the globe. We now have our our first member from Pakistan, these two new members increase our membership to over 60 organisations .
We extend a warm ISSA welcome to:
We are happy to announce that on September 14th and 15th, 2015 we are organizing a two day training on “Building a Roma Living Library” in Milan, Italy, as part of our capacity building program.