Prioritizing the World's Children: A Playbook for Leaders
With U.S. elections now decided, it is time to redouble efforts to ensure children are healthy, educated and protected today, in 2021 and into the future.
Save the Children is highlighting issues that need urgent attention at all levels of government to ensure children in the U.S. and around the world are invested in and prioritized.
A New Path to Help All Children
By Janti Soeripto, President and CEO
Pandemics, conflicts and economic downturns have tested us before. Yet we find ourselves in truly unprecedented times. Never before has the world faced the lethal convergence of a global pandemic, raging regional conflict, disrupted economic growth and soaring inequality, racial inequities, a climate crisis, and demagogues with the ability to spread harmful messages instantaneously through social media. These challenges are felt in the U.S. and countries around the world. As is so often the case, children are the least responsible and yet the most negatively affected.
But just as we face a moment of historic challenges, a new Administration, Congress, and elected officials at state and local levels create a moment of great opportunity for new, far-sighted leadership. Simply put, the country will not fully recover from the pandemic and move forward unless we place children at the center of the plan.