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Family for Every Child
This paper was written by Emily Delap, Family for Every Child, and Daniela Reale from Save the Children. It is part of an inter-agency series on the links between child protection and major development goals.
Globally, populations are changing at a rapid rate, and it is essential that any efforts designed to improve the well-being of societies recognise and respond to these changes. This includes the design of the framework that will replace the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and consultations on the content of this framework rightly include specific attention to population dynamics. Key trends identified by the background paper for the Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics in the Post-2015 Development Agenda include: population growth, population ageing, urbanisation and migration. This paper focuses on some of these trends to illustrate the major impact of population dynamics on children, with a particular emphasis on their care and protection.
Other papers in the series address subjects including governance, growth, equity, health and emergencies.