The State of the World's Children
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.
full Report 2002
The State of the World's
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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.
Implementing the 20/20 Initiative
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.
The future starts here
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.
Statistics on working
Statistics on Working Children and
Hazardous Child Labour in Brief.
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'Say Yes for Children'
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
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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
labour on way out - Daily Star
Law in Bangladesh
Description on the Children's law in Bangladesh. These laws provide
human right of children and women living in Bangladesh.
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typical scene in Urban Bangladesh
A poor mother breaks bricks for use as construction material while her
child sleeps in the foreground.
have a better future.
Photo source: Firoz Chudhury, Daily
labour on way out - Daily Star
Convention on the
Convention on Child Right
by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Progress of the
A summary of the year 2000 goals agreed to by almost all nations at the 1990 World Summit for Children.
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