Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thousands of children went to a UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) rally in Poole, Dorset yesterday to celebrate twenty years of the Convention and to further promote the rights of children. Press Packer Jessica covered the event for Newsround's website.

Last year the four UK children's commissioners authored a joint report (pdf) to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. In October 2008 the Committee made its recommendations for the United Kingdom. The Committee said urgent measures were needed to address intolerance and discrimination against vulnerable groups of children.
Recently advertisements have appeared on UK television which promote a website seemingly intended to disseminate the message of international human rights amongst young people ( The organisation behind the campaign is a Scientology front, and people should be aware of this fact.

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