Child rights stamps
Pos Malaysia, TBWA/TEQUILA and UNICEF have joined forces to create a special set of stamps to celebrate children and their rights in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Born with rights
The CRC helps protect children aged 18 and below by setting the standards for their health care, education, as well as legal, civil and social services.Governments, parents, teachers, health workers, advocates and even children themselves, all play crucial roles every day to protect and guarantee the rights of all children. The CRC's article 45 mandates that UNICEF too play a key role: to help foster the implementation of the rights of the child.
Right to play
Play and participation are critical rights for every child. It facilitates creativity, individuality and social, physical and intellectual growth.
Many children however are unable to play due to conflict, disease and exploitation. Building safe social and physical environments must be a priority so all children can develop into caring citizens, free to participate in shaping their own destinies.
Right to food
Nutritious food and clean water are amongst the most essential needs to ensure a child’s good health to develop mentally and physically.
Universal and sustainable food security is part and parcel of protecting this right for children and their families. Every child born into this world has a right to survive.
Right to education
Education must be the right of all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, location, economic background, disability, citizenship or HIV status.
Only when every single child is able to read and write, can we genuinely guarantee true human progress. The ABCs are children's beginning for a brighter future -- for themselves, their families and communities.
Right to protection
Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and protective environment, free from abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination.
Yet, many children experience violence in their childhood spaces: in their homes, schools and communities. Giving our children a happy childhood is only possible when society unites to openly confront violence and defend every child’s right to protection.
First Day Cover
Child Rights Stamps
Newsline: CRC stamps
6 October 2009:
First Day Cover (set)
How to order
Stamp & Philately Unit