Children’s Right: 1 | 2
UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund) is a United Nations Program headquartered in New York City that provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. Ludwik Rajchman, a Polish bacteriologist, is regarded as the founder of UNICEF and was its first chairman from 1946 to 1950.
UNICEF is funded exclusively by voluntary contributions rally many different partners – including the media, national and local government officials, NGOs, specialists such as doctors and lawyers, corporations, schools, young people and the general public – on issues related to children’s rights.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. It is the treaty that changed the way children are viewed and treated world wide where it had lead to the change of laws in many countries to consider all actions taken in light of the best interests of the child.
Let’s view the following UNICEF video production, can you name the rights for children?
UNICEF Australia. What are child rights?
UNICEF Georgia. (2012). Cartoons on children’s rights 1.
UNICEF Georgia. (2012). Cartoons on children’s rights 2.
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