Protect my future: The links between child protection and good governance

Ghazal Keshavarzian

This paper is part of an inter-agency series on the links between child protection and major development goals. The report focuses on the links between child protection and good governance as they relate to the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals development agenda. The report states that governments are primarily responsible for addressing the child protection crisis and need to provide the necessary leadership to ensure the effective care and protection of vulnerable children. The paper also urges those working in the child protection and governance sectors to work jointly to improve governance within the child protection sector. In relation specifically to the post-MDG framework, the report highlights the importance of goals and indicators for multiple elements of governance, and the need to ensure that such goals and indicators are being applied across all sectors, including the commonly neglected area of child protection. The paper suggests that any future framework include an overall goal on child protection.

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