Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy 20th Birthday

It has been 20 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child became the first legally binding international convention to affirm human rights for all children. I read this article on the UNICEF website and it made me.......... well, I experienced a whole gamut of emotions I can hardly begin to describe.

Here is their final paragraph.

"This 20th anniversary of the CRC reminds us, most of all, of what we have left to do. The Convention demands a revolution that places children at the heart of human development – not only because this offers a strong return on our investment (although it does) nor because the vulnerability of childhood calls upon our compassion (although it should), but rather for a more fundamental reason: because it is their right."

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