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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:10 by

I have spent the last week in Bogota with 10 children and young people from across Latin America discussing the significance of children’s participation and the impact of violence against children, on their lives and those of their community and their societies more broadly. I am inspired by the way these children represented the views of over 2,000 children from 28 countries, making a series of clear recommendations to policy makers and international...

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:03 by Abid Gulzar

Worldwide, an estimated 230 million children lack birth registration, 135 million of whom are living in the Asia Pacific region. If these unidentified, unregistered children, all under age five, formed their own country, their population would fall between that of the size of Japan and Russia.  The country might even have a flag, or symbols of statehood, but there would be no legal rights, few basic services and little security.

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:35 by Coumba Betty Diallo

Did you know? 37 Million Children living through conflicts and crises in the world are out of school.

The Convention of the Rights of Child gives Refugee children the right to education.
But despite that, Refugees Children are more vulnerable than ever.
For more infos http://www.wvi.org/world-refugee-day
#letsendthis #withrefugees ...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 17:40 by Esther Lehmann-Sow

When children were asked what they wanted World Vision to do for them to improve their well-being, one of them said: ‘“Can you please tell our parents to put us back in their hearts?”

I don’t think that normal parents would willingly neglect their children. But how easy it is for families and communities to have children feel being left out, estranged or excluded.

In our communities, the stresses of poverty...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:05 by Alexandra Matei

Today, I took part in the Solidari@, an international congress organised by UNICEF Spain. The congress has been organised since 2004 and periodically analyzes the situation of children globally. This forum is a space of reflection and dialogue that focuses on children, their situation, their rights and challenges. 

This year's theme is "promoting innovation" in order to realise children's rights and the promises of the...

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Monday, November 17, 2014 - 03:31 by Alexandra Matei

It was gratifying to follow the Chilean media’s coverage of an important announcement made recently by the President of Republic, Michelle Bachelet. What was the announcement? She had sent to the National Parliament for ratification the Third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This action...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:40 by Alexandra Matei

Over the past several years I have been encouraged to see the growth of meaningful child participation across our region. The improvement is in part a natural, though long in coming, outgrowth of the fact we are a child-focused organization. More significantly, perhaps, it has been an outgrowth of our commitment an increasing focus on the participation and protection of children as captured in the ...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:38 by Alexandra Matei

So the Convention on the Rights of the Child - the CRC - turns 25 this month. It has reached its mid-twenties. It's not often I choose light the candles to celebrate a Convention but this one's different - it's an unconventional convention...

Why? Because it sets out that all children are created equal - a child born in...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:36 by Alexandra Matei

As the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is vital to remember that child rights are not just the responsibility of organisations working with children. They are the responsibility of everyone – government, businesses, the civil sector and ordinary citizens like you and me.

To protect...

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 14:33 by Alexandra Matei

Twenty five years ago, world leaders agreed on one convention to protect children’s rights globally. Today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been ratified by 194 countries, making it the most widely endorsed human rights treaty in history. As a child-focused organization and in line with the national Child-Friendly City...

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