Myanmar Interfaith Declaration
National Conference on Faith for Children, 2014
Through this declaration, religions represented in the National Conference on Faith for Children re-affirm that every child is entitled to a safe, protected childhood during which every child can grow and develop to her or his optimal potential, has a right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and more generally to enjoy his or her rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Religions support the core principles of the CRC, namely the best interests of the child, the rights to life, survival, development and participation, the principle of non-discrimination of any kind, and the universality of rights.
The Religions also recognize that a family is the best place for a child to grow and that families should be supported to be able to raise their children in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. Religions have a shared mission to enhance the knowledge and skills of children’s caregivers to ensure children’s rights are protected as they are the future of Myanmar.