World Forum 2010

It will challenge the global child welfare community to think about its work toward achieving the "Millennium Development Goals" and "A World Fit for Children" in the context of three global trends that have already begun to fundamentally alter the child welfare landscape and change operating assumptions. Each year the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) holds an international summit known as the WorldForum, which is co-hosted by one of its member organizations. (CWLC, represented by Peter Dudding, is currently the Treasurer on the IFCW Board of Directors.) The 21st WorldForum is being held in New York, USA and is being co-hosted by The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, and Mentoring USA. Last year, WorldForum 2009 brought several hundred delegates from around the world together in Jakarta, Indonesia where 32 different countries were represented.   The WorldForum 2010 Program Committee invites researchers, practitioners, service providers, youth and other interested parties to submit abstract proposals for oral presentations, panels, workshops and poster presentations.   Theme: "A World Fit for Children: Advancing the Global Movement" Sub-Themes: Promoting Healthy Lives Providing Quality Education for All Protecting Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Violence Combating HIV/AIDS   Cross-Cutting Focus Areas: Poverty, Hunger and Nutrition Family Stability/Immigration/Migration/Mobility Minority and Indigenous Languages, Identity, and Culture Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Social Justice Active Participation and Empowerment of Youth and Families   A variety of perspectives and approaches is welcomed, including, but not limited to, submissions that offer critiques, case studies, policy critiques, cross-national comparisons, cross-cultural intersections, and models. For further details on the WorldForum theme, please review the Concept Paper. All submission details can be found on the WorldForum website Call for Papers.   CWLC is part of the Program Steering Committee and is assisting with the development of WorldForum 2010. We are also currently working on a CWLC members-only event while at the WorldForum 2010. We hope to see you in New York!   *The official language used for WorldForum 2010 is English*