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Germany celebrates CRC 18th anniversary with a call for ‘Children first!’
BERLIN, Germany, 21 November 2007 – With a huge blue banner covering the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s landmark and memorial to the end of the Cold War, Germany celebrated the 18th birthday of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) yesterday.

Virtual video-making in Teen Second Life spreads the message on child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – To mark the 18th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), a group of teenage videographers has given an online screening of their short videos made in the virtual world of Teen Second Life.

New book, launched at UNICEF, examines legal framework for child rights
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – A new guide examining various strategies for implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in different legal systems worldwide was launched today at UNICEF House in New York.

On CRC anniversary, Ishmael Beah appointed UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2007 – UNICEF’s first Advocate for Children Affected by War, Ishmael Beah, has pledged to give a voice and hope to children whose lives have been scarred by violence.

‘The Way Home’ works to protect the rights and lives of street children in Odessa
ODESSA, Ukraine, 19 November 2007 – For thousands of street children in Ukraine, daily life is a fight for survival. Their rights are often violated and normal childhood has often been replaced by drug addiction and violence.

Team Saatchi and UNICEF celebrate 18 years of children’s rights with new ad
NEW YORK, USA, 14 November 2007 – An entire generation of children has now lived its full 18 years of life under the protection of the CRC.

Children’s rights treaty celebrates sixteenth birthday
NEW YORK, USA, 18 November 2005 – The first international agreement to recognize that all children have the same rights as adults has reached its sixteenth year – with few of the growing pains of adolescence.

Convention on the Rights of the Child a success but millions of children still unprotected
New York, 20 November, 2004 – It’s been fifteen years since the creation of a ground-breaking global treaty that recognized the basic human rights of all children, yet still millions of children remain forgotten or ignored, according to UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy.

Children are key to world peace, Nobel Prize winners told
BARCELONA, 14 May 2004—UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Karin Sham Poo told Nobel Prize laureates today that children are the key to a more peaceful world.




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