25 October, 2002

The State of the World's Children 2002

As the 21st century begins, children and women are the overwhelming majority of the people in the world who live in poverty, who are killed and maimed in conflicts and who are most vulnerable to infection with HIV/ AIDS. Their rights, as set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, are violated every day in countless ways.

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The State of the World's Children 2000
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Poverty and Poverty and Children
Lessons of the 90s for Least Developed Countries

The decade of the 1990s returned a mixed score card for the Least
Developed Countries (LDCs). Overall, the LDCs recorded only modest progress, but there were some encouraging experiences in social development and economic integration. The Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries to be held in May 2001 in Brussels presents an opportunity to review these experiences and agree on strategies to build on lessons learnt to accelerate the fight against poverty. These strategies must be cen-tred on the realization of the rights of children.

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Implementing the 20/20 Initiative

During the first half of the 1990s, goals and targets for infant mortality, child mal-nutrition, adult literacy and other social indicators were set at landmark world summits and global conferences. The 20/20 Initiative provides a framework for translating this need for increased resources into reality. A compact between developing and industrialized countries, 20/20 calls for the allocation of, on average, 20 per cent of the budget in developing countries and 20 per cent of official development assistance (ODA) to these basic social services. It also aims to ensure that these resources are used with greater efficiency and equity.

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Children's Right: The future starts here

Amnesty International Report on Children 2000. To guarantee the human rights of children is to invest in the future. Children's rights are the building blocks for a solid human rights culture, the basis for securing human rights for future generations.

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Statistics on working Children

Statistics on Working Children and Hazardous Child Labour in Brief.

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'Say Yes for Children'

Over 1500 children launched the campaign. The programme started with singing of a song "I want to live, I want to grow" in Bangla by children. They made presentation on "Say Yes for Children" campaign and Global Movement for Children which spearheaded the campaign. They also presented ten imperatives for the campaign. more ...

Child Labour in Bangladesh

Although child labour is illegal in Bangladesh, for years the powerful garment industry employed between 50,000 and 75,000 children under 14.

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ILO-IPEC Programme in Bangladesh

Child labour on way out - Daily Star

Children's Law in Bangladesh

Brief Description on the Children's law in Bangladesh. These laws provide human right of children and women living in Bangladesh.

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A typical scene in Urban Bangladesh
A poor mother breaks bricks for use as construction material while her child sleeps in the foreground.
They must have a better future.
Photo source: Firoz Chudhury, Daily Prothom Alo.

Child labour on way out - Daily Star

Convention on the rights of 
the Children

Convention on Child Right by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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The Progress of the Nations 2000

A summary of the year 2000 goals agreed to by almost all nations at the 1990 World Summit for Children.

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