World Children’s Day takes place on Monday 20 November, and we’re asking an important question.
Apart from the US, every country in the world has signed up to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
A 2019 study revealed that this has given “impressive gains for children over the past three decades, as more and more are living longer, better, healthier lives.”
The fact that almost every country in the world has made the UNCRC official shows that it should be possible for every child to have the same rights.
However, the report also found that “the odds continue to be stacked against the poorest and most vulnerable.”
The UNCRC has been in place for more than 30 years and, although some things have changed for the better, very little has changed for the poorest and most vulnerable children in the world.
What do you think?