Together we've made incredible progress for children – thanks in large part to the UK's world-leading aid commitment. More children are surviving, thriving and being protected today than ever before.
However millions of children are being left behind because of their identity: they are forgotten because they live on the streets, in refugee camps or remote villages. Or they are discriminated against because of their gender, ethnicity or a disability. As a result, they are being pushed further into poverty and denied life-saving healthcare and education.
It's these children we must reach now.
And thankfully, we are moving in the right direction: in September 2015, world leaders agreed new Sustainable Development Goals – an ambitious agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce inequality before 2030. A solemn promise was made to leave no one behind and implement the new goals by reaching the most deprived first.
Our campaign builds on this momentum. Over the next three years, we'll be calling on the UK Government to meet the ambition of the goals and commit to three basic guarantees:
· to make sure UK aid is focused on reaching the most vulnerable
· to champion a fair global tax system that can raise the money to give children the healthcare, protection and education they need
· and to build the power of children and their communities around the world to have a say in the decisions that affect them.
You can read our Every last Child parliamentary briefing for more details – and I've suggested some ways for you to show your support below. If you'd like any further details about the Every Last Child campaign, please do get in touch.
All the best,
P.S. Thank you for voting in favour of the Dubs' amendment on Monday night. We're really pleased it has been given another chance by the Lords and we'll be back in touch before it returns to the Commons.
You can show your support by:
· Tweeting your support using #EveryLastChild and share our petition calling on the Prime Minister to help the world's forgotten children.
· Table PQs asking what steps the government is taking to meet their promise to leave no one behind. See some suggestions below.
- To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the government will meet its promise to leave no one behind and if she will make a statement.
- To ask the Chancellor what steps he is taking to champion a fair global tax system which raises the money countries need to provide children with the healthcare and education they require.
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