Every child has the right - joint project of UNICEF and Profil magazine
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
20 November 2009 whorl community celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child –the key legally binding international document affirming human rights for all children. The Convention declares the following four core principles: non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. The Parliament of Ukraine ratified the Convention in 1991. Having done this, the state of Ukraine has committed itself before the international community to protecting and ensuring children's rights and agreed to hold itself accountable that all children in Ukraine are in a favourable and safe environment, have access to high quality education and health care and have all opportunities to reach their full mental and physical potential. Currently 9 million of children live in Ukraine. Every child needs care and protection of his interests.