UNICEF issues “wake-up call” to industrialised nations on child rights

None of the 26 countries in the report ensures that teachers are trained in child rights, UNICEF says. Photo: UNICEF/Tanya Bindra (file)

Child rights experts issued a "wake-up call" to UN member states on Thursday after announcing that more than half of industrialised nations have inadequate strategies to teach youngsters about human rights at school.

The findings are revealed in a new UNICEF report carried out by Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland into 26 countries.

They're all the more surprising as the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most ratified UN accord, as UNICEF's Marie Wernham told Daniel Johnson.

Duration: 2'56"

 

 

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

       

 

December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031