The Ministry of Education and Children of Iceland and the Council of Europe will host a high-level conference on “Investing in Children, the Key to Prosperity”. Organised in the framework of the Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the conference will focus on the benefits of investing in children as the key to prosperity for nations and individuals alike.
Keynote speakers will include Minister of Education and Children of Iceland Ásmundur Einar Daðason, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children Najat Maalla M’jid and Head of Advocacy and Campaigns of UNICEF Benjamin Perks.
The event will be moderated by the Head of the Children’s Rights Division and Council of Europe Coordinator for the Rights of the Child Regína Jensdóttir.
The conference will also feature input from specialists at the forefront of the implementation of the Prosperity Act in Iceland and will be attended by representatives of the Council of Europe Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) that will hold its plenary meeting in Reykjavik on 28-29 March.
The conference will be live streamed.