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U.N. Convention on the Rights of Children -- Time for the U.S.

Twenty-five years ago, on November 20, 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  To date, the only two nations that have not signed and ratified the document are Somalia and the United States. 308 more words


Are Children Better Off Today Than 25 Years Ago?

Yes and No, New Report Says

Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani in a makeshift classroom at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc on November 18, 2014. 1,302 more words


Stunting - what's the big deal?

Why focus on stunting – why does it matter how tall a child is?

Actually, it can matter a lot.

Stunting can reflect chronic nutritional deficiencies. 395 more words


UN-Conventional Childhoods

By Devendra Tak (India)

20 November marks the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. And next year the Millennium Development Goals will draw to a close. 1,052 more words


The Children’s Parliament thrives in Central African Republic

The President arrived right on time, neatly dressed in a white tee-shirt and jeans. Christian is the President of the Children’s Parliament in Central African Republic (CAR). 680 more words


Children's rights @ 25

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the UN adopting the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As with all big anniversaries, this gives us cause to consider how far we’ve come. 1,029 more words

Child Protection

Photo of the Week: the CRC turns 25

On 20 November 1989, at the United Nations Headquarters, Under-Secretary-General for Human Rights Jan Martenson, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Audrey Hepburn and UNICEF Executive-Director James Grant celebrate the UN General Assembly adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). 60 more words