Objectives and Implementation

There are three principal objectives and three supporting objectives that promote greater U. S. Government coherence and accountability for whole-of-government assistance to vulnerable children. Learn about what we want to do to assist children and how we will implement the Action Plan.

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The U.S. Government will help ensure that children under five not only survive, but also thrive by supporting comprehensive programs that promote sound development of children through the integration of health, nutrition, and family support.

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U.S. Government assistance will support and enable families to care for their children, prevent unnecessary family-child separation, and promote appropriate, protective and permanent family care.

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The U.S. Government will facilitate the efforts of national governments and partners to prevent, respond to, and protect children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect.

The U.S. Government will support partners to build and strengthen holistic and integrated models to promote the best interests of the child.

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The U.S. Government will devote resources to building and maintaining a strong evidence base on which future activities to reach and assist the most vulnerable children can be effectively planned and implemented.

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The U.S. Government will institutionalize and integrate the components of this Plan as reflected in its diplomatic, development, and humanitarian efforts overseas.

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