Academic journal article Childhood Education

Setting New Priorities

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Setting New Priorities

Article excerpt

Based on the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and the World Fit for Children, the outcome document of the General Assembly's Special Session on Children (2002), UNICEF has outlined five new priorities for 2002-2005:

* We will work to ensure that every girl and every boy completes a quality primary school education

* We will work to promote integrated early childhood development, ensuring every child the best possible start in life

* We will work to safeguard every child against disease and disability, emphasizing immunization "plus"

* We will work to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and ensure flrat children and yomlg people already affected by the disease are cared for

* And we will work to protect every child so that all children can grow up free from violence, exploitation, abuse, and discrimination.

It is hoped that improvements in the above areas will have a direct and positive effect on efforts to help children everywhere realize their rights, within the context of their culture, as defined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. …

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