Lack of quality data compounds risks facing millions of refugee and migrant children
Sustainable Development Goals: 16
- SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR, OECD, countries and other partners join forces to protect children through the International Data Alliance on Children on the Move
NEW YORK, 2 March 2020 – The widespread lack of quality data on millions of displaced and migrant children is compounding the serious risks they face, a coalition of international organizations announced today in New York during the launch of the International Data Alliance on Children on the Move. The Alliance – led by UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and OECD, and currently including about 30 members from government agencies, NGOs, civil society and other partners – aims to improve data and statistics on this vulnerable group of children to support evidence-based policymaking that protects and empowers them. Improving the availability of data on migrants in vulnerable situations, including children, was one of the main themes discussed during the second International Forum on Migration Statistics in Cairo earlier this year.