Resource documents from the booklet 'A World Fit for Children'
The following documents are the commitments that were part
of the Special Session on Children, recently published by
UNICEF in a booklet.
- the Millennium Development Goals, earlier pledged to by
189 United Nations Member States;
- the Children's Statement, 'A World Fit for Us', delivered
at the opening plenary of the Special Session by two young
- 'A World Fit for Children', the consensus outcome document
of the General Assembly, with goals and targets to be met;
- the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified,
acceded to or signed by 192 countries in the 12 years since
it was first ratified, and the two Optional Protocols to
Together, these documents constitute an essential guidebook
for all those working to improve the lives of children and
young people throughout the world. In fact, they could well
serve as a resource text for all those working for peace and
security, as children are at the heart of those efforts, too.
This small book contains the promises of world leaders who
have set themselves an agenda that is at once both visionary
and concrete, to better the lives of children and young people.
What must now follow their words are their actions - for
the future of humanity depends on them.
A World Fit
for Children (PDF, 236 KB)
(The outcome document 'A World Fit for Children' is also
available separately in PDF