This is a plain-language and child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Child Rights (CRC)
In this video, watch as Egide, a boy from Rwanda, receives help from UNICEF through Fidesco. Fidesco is a UNICEF-supported center for street children that provides food, shelter, and education as well as psychosocial help and counseling. They provide a support system for children so they can have the bright, successful future they deserve.
To help UNICEF end child homelessness, please donate to UNICEF USA at http://www.unicefusa.org/.
On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF joined millions of people around the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa. In addition to his legacy as father of his nation, he also leaves behind his advocacy on behalf of children. In this lesson, students get introduced to Mandela’s story and life work. They examine how his drive was shaped by some of the same values that drive UNICEF’s work: a commitment to human rights and to education. Finally, they research evidence from the news regarding the state of education in their district, county, or state to determine the ways children’s international right to an education is being protected locally, and the ways it may need better protection.
UNICEF’s video tribute to Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). ©UNICEF 2013
NEW YORK (December 10, 2013) – UNICEF released today a new report showing that 230 million children under five—one out of every three children in this age group globally—have not been registered at birth. Tens of millions more are without a birth certificate. Learn more at http://www.unicefusa.org/news/releases/unicef-1-in-3-children-under.html. © UNICEF video
NEW YORK (December 10, 2013) – UNICEF released today a new report showing that 230 million children under five—one out of every three children in this age group globally—have not been registered at birth. Tens of millions more are without a birth certificate. For more information, visit http://www.unicefusa.org/news/releases/unicef-1-in-3-children-under.html.
Article 24 (Health and health services): Children have the right to good quality health care – the best health care possible – to safe drinking water, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help them stay healthy. Rich countries should help poorer countries achieve this.
Created by Miguel Repiso.
In this animation video from UNICEF brother and sister duo Jack and Ruby explore the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Video from UNICEF Australia.