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.

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