UNICEF Celebrates 20 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
SUVA, 20 November, 2009 – Twenty years ago leaders from around the World made a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), making it the first legally binding international convention acknowledging human rights for every child.
In celebration of this day, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching the State of the World Children (SOWC) Special Edition. This report looks at 20 years of achievements made from the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
As part of our celebrations, activities are also planned for children. Children from the Suva Special School and Gospel School for the Deaf will join us for the early part of these celebrations and open the event for us.
Following the children’s activities, the celebration will continue to see the launching of our flagship report with a short documentary titled ‘Little Voices, Moving Stories.’
The Convention has supported substantial and measurable advances in child survival and development, raised awareness of and expanded solutions to child protections risks and promoted child participation as a fundamental right of children.