Wikichild organised a two-week online discussion on child well-being in partnership with Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, Wikiprogress and Wikigender from 19 June to 2 July 2013. The discussion was launched at the HBSC 30th Anniversary Meeting in order to provide the HBSC Network of child well-being researchers and experts an opportunity to participate in the discussion from the outset. The discussion gathered 51 comments.
This paper provides a synthesis of the comments made during the discussion. It will be distributed to the global networks of child well-being researchers, experts, policy makers and practitioners via HBSC, WHO and Wikichild.
- What is the actual state of child well-being today?
- What are the most important domains of well-being for children?
- Should there be a child development goal in the Post 2015 framework?
- What policies have had the most impact on children in the past? (Provide examples of successful initiatives.)
- Participants’ views
- ‘Child’ and the state of child well-being today
- ‘Child’ and excluded groups
- Domains and determinants of child well-being
- How should child well-being be measured?
- Child development goal in the post-2015 framework?