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Crosscutting issues & emerging global challenges

Crosscutting issues & emerging global challenges

For measures that ensure good governance, equity, rule of law, nondiscrimination, resilience and sustainability.

Sub-themes

 Gender

Recognizing and protecting children from deep-seated gender constructs and harmful social norms and traditional practices. 

HIV/AIDS

Whether directly infected or indirectly affected, HIV/AIDS greatly impacts on life opportunities of children. The national response includes HIV prevention, early diagnosis and access to treatment, care, support and good nutrition for all babies, children, adolescents and mothers.

Urbanisation

Uganda’s rapid urbanisation poses significant challenges in terms of providing children with adequate housing, sanitation, nutrition and access to basic services in urban centres and especially slum areas. Harnessing the benefits of urbanization for child welfare is imperative. 

Climate change

Children –particularly the 55% living in poverty– are especially vulnerable to the environmental effects of climate change, and climate related shocks. On the basis that many of the main killers of children (e.g. malaria, diarrhoea and undernutrition) are highly sensitive to climate conditions, addressing climate change will yield concrete actions to protect children and increase their resilience. 

Children in emergency

Identifying specific vulnerabilities of children in emergencies and ensuring their welfare is preserved from immediate and long-term effects of both natural and man-made disasters.

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