Invitation to the IFCW World Forum 2007

Received by mail from the World Forum Child Welfare (mail):

18th International Forum for Child Welfare IFCW, 21-24 August, The Grand Hotel, New Delhi, India.
Theme: Millennium Development Goals and their Implications for Children.

Dear Friend, You will be glad to learn that Deepalaya is hosting the 18th International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) in New Delhi from 21 to 24 August 2007. IFCW is an international membership organization with members from over 50 countries and holds conferences annually, the last one having been held from 19 to 22 November 2006 at Vancouver, Canada. The participation at the last conference was 1000 delegates from all over the world, which gave an excellent platform for networking and discussing various issues relating to child welfare.

The conference theme for August will be `Millennium Development Goals and their implication for children`. It will also address contemporary issues and its positive and negative impacts on Government policies and civil society at large. The plenary sessions will deliberate upon the following during the three days conference:

Child Rights (Child Rights Convention-CRC), the key of the MDG;
Partnerships – ‘A way forward’;
Market Forces and their impact on Child Rights;
Government facilitation toward achievement of the MDG – Political Will.

There will be 8 simultaneous work forums based on the 8 Millennium Development Goals.

The registration cost for the conference (including conference kit, lunch and tea for three days) are as follows:

Registration……………Fees Regular………Early bird (till 30th of April)
IFCW members……….INR 18000………….INR 15750
non-members………….INR 20250………….INR 18000
Accompanying person..INR 11250

For further details please log on to the conference website. From developing countries, those who would like to attend but find it difficult to obtain funding support may apply to seek our facilitation for subsidy.

Deepalaya, a member of the IFCW is a registered society based in Delhi and has been working since 1979 to bring quality education to children living in the marginalised socio-economic conditions aimed at self reliance. The organization has since grown and our projects now include Education, Integrated Community Medicine, Gender Equity and Women Empowerment, Inclusion of `Differently Abled`, Institutional/ Non Institutional Care for the vulnerable, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Networking.

I seek your support in getting maximum participation in the conference from your organization and in also encouraging other organizations known to you to participate in this IFCW – World Forum 07.

Participants interested in presenting papers on the work forum agenda are requested to forward one page synopsis by 30th April 07.

We look forward to your participation at the IFCW -World Forum 2007 and early registration and payment. With best regards, Rtn. T.K. Mathew, Secretary & Chief Executive of Deepalaya.org.

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