ON Wednesday June 9, the President of the Consell de Mallorca, Catalina Cladera, received Spain’s High Commissioner for the fight against child poverty, Ernesto Gasco.
The meeting, which served to review the objectives shared by the two institutions in order to build a more just and dignified society where the most vulnerable children and adolescents can have equal opportunities, was also attended by the president of the Mallorcan Institute of Social Affairs (IMAS) and other officials directly connected with children in families suffering from severe financial difficulty.
The High Commission for the Fight against Child Poverty is the body of the state government responsible for coordinating actions aimed at combating inequality and child poverty and structuring policies aimed at providing the same educational, training and, resources including food.
A task that the Mallorcan Institute of Social Affairs undertakes in cooperation with the different councils of the island.
The High Commissioner for the fight against child poverty is committed to continuing to represent and act as the mouthpiece of the Council of Mallorca to the European Union and all ministries to allow the authorities in Mallorca to be more effective and improve the situation of their most vulnerable children.
In Europe as a whole, one in five children is at risk of poverty and in order to eradicate this, the European Council will approve the Children’s Guarantee this month, a measure promoted by the High Commissioner to guarantee children’s access to basic rights.