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SOMALIA / RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Somalia ratified today the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an important step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation. The CRC was adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including Somalia. As of today, only two countries [...]

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

IVORY COAST / CHILD LABOUR

Halima is 10 years old and she is starting her first year of school in the small village of Koffikro in southwest Côte d'Ivoire. She is the oldest student in first grade class because her parents, cocoa farmers, had refused to send her to school until now. UNICEF

1 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UKRAINE / CHILDREN

Since March 2014, over one million people have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. UNICEF is responding to the crisis with safe drinking water, hygiene kits, psychological support and more, the agency reported today. (UNICEF)

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

ILO / SATYARTHI

Kailash Satyarthi has jointly won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai. Together they have led the global fight for children's right to an education and freedom. Satyarthi has worked closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) since the start of his campaign. ILO

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL ASIA / CHILD LABOUR

The International Labour Organization has launched an extensive program that brought governments, trade unions and employers together to fight the worst forms of child labour across Central Asia. ILO

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN LAUNCH

Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations today. At the launch of the report, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Geeta Rao Gupta, said that "often violence happens in plain sight. [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN ADVANCER

Ahead of the release of two UNICEF landmark reports on violence against children, UNICEF's chief of Child Protection, Susan Bissell, said data shows that "if there is one common aspect of human society right now, it is the fact that tremendous violence is committed against children." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

ILO/ RED CARD TO CHILD LABOUR CAMPAIGN

The ILO kicked off the World Day Against Child Labour with the 'Red Card to Child Labour Campaign'. A song called ‘Til Everyone Can See', was composed for the campaign by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson and   features singer Pharrell Williams, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and R&B artist LIZ. ILO

12 Jun 2014 | Read More »

ILO/ FORCED LABOUR PROTOCOL

The ILO has adopted a new legally binding protocol designed to strengthen global efforts to eliminate forced labour. There are currently an estimated 21 million forced labour victims worldwide. A recent ILO report estimates that US$150 billion in illegal profits are made in the private economy each year through modern forms of slavery. ILO

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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