Every child has a right to the development
According to the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Ukraine is committed to respect the responsibilities, rights and duties of parents in a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child.
Each child, irrespective of his or her health state, nationality, sex and social status, should be provided with all opportunities to his or herachieving the fullest possible development, education and social integration, that is, in its turn, critically important for individual development of young Ukrainians' personality, talents, mental and physicalabilities. ‘The education should prepare the child for responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, bring up a child to respect for parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values, for the national values of the country in which the child is living, the country from which he or she may originate, and for civilizations different from his or her own’ (Article 29).
UNICEF in Ukraine believes that a special attention should be paid to the development of children who are often overlooked by society, in particular: orphans, children from poor families, HIV affected children, children of migrants and other vulnerable groups of young people and children.