Thirty years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child – children’s rights improvements and problems all over the world

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Thirty years ago, on November 20th 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution in the New York headquarters of the United Nations.  The Resolution in the form of 54 articles with 140 signatories has become the most widely ratified human […]

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Reflections on the Current State of Children’s Rights in Situations of Armed Conflict, Forced Displacement and Migration

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (herein the CRC), it is important to reflect on some of the most critical issues children face in today’s world: armed conflict, forced displacement and child migration. In recent memory is the image of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who […]

United Nations Day

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“We the peoples of the United Nations … have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims. Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations […]

International Day of the Girl Child

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GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable “Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” -Extract from the United Nations Resolution 66/170 Approximately 25 years ago, many men and women from various countries attended the “China […]