Children's voice on child rights

Multi-agency statement on the Asia Development Bank's safeguarding policy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is reviewing its 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement. This is a crucial opportunity for the ADB to strengthen its support for developing member countries and private sector clients to manage the evolving social and environmental risks facing millions of children in Asia.

Child rights organisations in Asia and the Child Rights Coalition Asia call on the ADB to include child rights and protection in its safeguarding policy and intentionally include the perspectives of boys and girls in the process by facilitating their meaningful engagement.