National Press Club

Exclusive Briefing: New Report on Progress for Children since 2000 Worldwide, and the Innovative Aid that Helped Achieve it

Exclusive Briefing: New Report on Progress for Children since 2000 Worldwide, and the Innovative Aid that Helped Achieve it

May 15, 2019 5:00 PM

Location: Zenger Room

Exclusive Briefing: New Report on Progress for Children since 2000 Worldwide, and the Innovative Aid that Helped Achieve it
Embargoed report preview, discussion with Save the Children CEO and Devex Editor-in-Chief

Later this month, Save the Children will release its annual Global Childhood Report, which ranks the best and worst countries for children by examining factors that rob children of their childhoods around the world such as child labor, adolescent pregnancy, exclusion from education, and children living in and fleeing from conflict zones.
The report includes an analysis of progress in the U.S. since 2000, as well as rankings for 176 countries, and case studies. The report calls out 10 factors driving change for children, including social investments, new technologies, and global aid—which has doubled in size. Devex President Raj Kumar’s new book, The Business of Changing the World, explores how billionaires, tech disrupters, and social entrepreneurs have transformed the global aid industry to achieve this progress.

Roundtable discussion and embargoed access to the Global Childhood Report and its End of Childhood Index, which ranks 176 countries on how well they protect and provide for their children.

Speakers:
Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children
Named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune, Miles joined Save the Children in 1998 and became President and CEO in September 2011. Under her senior leadership, the organization has more than doubled the number of children it reaches with nutrition, health, education and other programs. Miles has just returned from visiting programs and families in Yemen and Ethiopia.

Raj Kumar, Founding President and Editor-in-Chief of Devex
Kumar is a media leader and former humanitarian council chair for the World Economic Forum and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His first book, The Business of Changing the World, explores how nontraditional models of philanthropy and aid are empowering the world's poorest people to make progress.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
5:00 – 6:00pm
Refreshments will be served

WHERE: National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th St. NW | Washington, DC 20045

RSVP to Negin Janati by May 13 (njanati@savechildren.org), and include your title and news organization. *Open only to accredited journalists