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UNICEF, 2015
Education is a human right. The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognize the essential role education plays in human and social development. As stated in article 26 of the Declaration, "Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Civil Rights, Role of Education
UNICEF, 2014
Despite rapid economic growth in South Asia, strong inequalities persist and children pay a heavy price. This publication examines latest trends and data on children in the eight countries of the region. It highlights what has been achieved in the 25 years since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child--and what remains to be done.
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Living Standards, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
UNICEF, 2014
Throughout history, the advance of civilization has been closely tied to the idea that all people have rights: universal, inalienable entitlements to freedom, dignity and security, to be treated fairly and to live free from oppression. The health and soul of all societies depend on how these human rights are recognized--and acted upon. Until the…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, International Law, Treaties, Foreign Countries
UNICEF, 2014
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of "The State of the World's Children" calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world's most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world--who are pushing…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Childrens Rights, World Problems