UNICEF report uneven progress in the 30 years of child rights treaty

A study conducted by UNICEF highlights that while in the last 30 years there has been improvement in children’s health and wellbeing, however this growth has not been even. There is an urgent need for action if the poorest of the children are to be impacted. UNICEF  urged  countries to recommit to the promises made at the convention of children’s rights, thirty years ago.

Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director added “In addition to the persistent challenges of health, nutrition and education, children today have to contend with new threats like climate change, online abuse and cyberbullying,”  She added “Only with innovation, new technologies, political will and increased resources will we help translate the vision of the Convention on the Rights of the Child into a reality for all children everywhere.”