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Parliamentary Friends of UNICEF Briefing - Global Peace Index

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Senate Committee Room 2S1

Canberra, ACT 2600

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Members, Senators and Staff are invited to a briefing on the Global Peace Index and the neuroscience of building peace with young people.

Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace, will discuss the economic cost of violence to the global economy.

Child protection and peace-building specialist Jane Mac Phail will speak on the benefits to peace from investment in children and young people.

Where: Senate Committee Room 2S1

When: 11.30am – 12.30pm, Tuesday 27 November 2018

Parliamentary Friends of UNICEF

The Parliamentary Friends of UNICEF currently has more than 70 members representing all major Australian political parties, reflecting the fact that upholding the rights of children is beyond politics.

As part of their role, the Parliamentary Friends of UNICEF members:

- support and promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;
- promote UNICEF’s work for women and children, both in Parliament and in the community;
- encourage the Australian government to give priority support to children, particularly Australia’s most vulnerable children and;
- encourage the Australian government to prioritise child rights in Australia’s overseas development program.

The Parliamentary Friends of UNICEF was founded in 1987 and was the first of its kind in the world. Since its foundation, similar groups have subsequently been formed in many other countries.

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Senate Committee Room 2S1

Canberra, ACT 2600

Australia

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