Alberto Minujin is a professor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School, with a special focus on topics related to social policy and children's rights. He serves as the Director of the New School website equityforchildren.org, as well as the International Summer Field Program (IFP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and an is active member of the Latin American Observatory (OLA). Since 2003, Prof. Minujin has coordinated several international conferences co-sponsored by GPIA and UNICEF. He is also a professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, researching topics of children, human rights, poverty, and monitoring, evaluation and social research methods.
In 2010 Minujin was awarded the Bicentennial Medal from the Provincia de Buenos Aires of Argentina on the occasion of Argentina’s 200th anniversary and in recognition of his contributions to the fields of child rights and social policy.
Prof. Minujin provides consulting services on issues related to social policy, design and development of projects for child well-being, and statistical analysis and monitoring and evaluation. Until October, 2005, he was Senior Program Officer, Policy Analysis at the Global Policy Section in the Division of Policy and Planning of UNICEF Head Quarters (New York), working on social policy, policies for child poverty reduction and equity, budget analysis and human rights issues. Since 2006, he has provided consulting services to UNICEF Iran, Tanzania, Egypt, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina and New York and to the Government of Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Prof. Minujin is the editor and author of two books published by The New School: "Social Protection Initiatives for Children, Women, and Families: An Analysis of Recent Experiences" that focus in the experiences around the world on cash and in-kind transfers to poor families; and "Poverty and Children: Policies to Break the Vicious Cycle (2006)", that discusses concepts, measurement and policies related to children living in poverty. His previous two books, examining the historical social changes and the impoverishment of the middle class in Argentina and exploring future alternatives for Argentine society, have become nonfiction best sellers. Prof. Minujin has published several other books, numerous articles and papers.
Urban Poverty and Inequality