The Convention on the Rights of the Child came into force on September 2, 1990, and today it is the most widely ratified international human rights law treaty in existence. The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by 193 nations.
-20 children killed at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut (2012).
-32 children killed in artillery barrage in Syria (2012).
-92 children killed on Island of Utoya, Norway (2011).
-1,629 children killed in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza (2000-present).
-29,000 children dead from starvation in Somalia (2011).
-864,000 children dead from Malaria in Africa (2011).
We can do better for our children.
We should do better for our children.
We must do better for our children.
Stiffer gun control laws? Greater mental health awareness and support for children and their families? International pressure to achieve peace in war ridden countries? New policies on drug distribution for developing countries? Food equity and greater sharing of resources?
Let’s start thinking, discussing and doing what we can to create a better world for our children.