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The good news: the number of child labourers has fallen by a third since 2000.

The bad news: 168 million boys and girls are still losing their childhoods by being forced to toil all day in adult jobs - AND, over half of them are in hazardous work.


Video: http://youtu.be/VbkAoppuUwc
Info: http://www.unicef.org/crc/index_30160.html

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 23 April 2013
A family in Quinara Region of Guinea-Bissau.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes “that the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.” UNICEF supports initiatives worldwide that help families provide optimum care for their children.

©UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

To see more: www.unicef.org/photography

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 26 March 2012
Jesmine Balboa Mendoza, 8, who is blind, lives at Hogar de Esperanza, a residential care centre in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The home provides shelter, education, healthcare and other support to vulnerable children. Article 23 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes the rights of children with disabilities to special care and a full and decent life in conditions that ensure their dignity.

©UNICEF/Noah Friedman-Rudovsky


Daily life: Toys (part 2)
M. Sarangoo plays with animal figurines in her ‘ger’, a traditional mobile home for nomadic families in Khövsgöl Province on Mongolia. Her parents are nearby. Toys – a universal part of childhood – make a critical contribution to realizing children’s rights to play, expression, education and healthy social development. UNICEF supports these vital rights for all children, everywhere.

Watch UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lang Lang discuss the right for all children to play: http://youtu.be/bVQkIxO0Gc4
Or…visit UNICEF.org to learn more.
© UNICEF/Sokol

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 27 February 2013
Article 28 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – the world’s most endorsed human rights treaty – recognizes children’s right to education. Key to eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality and improving social stability, education must reach every child – including those in the remotest places.

Pictured: Children attend class at Kangalita Primary School, in an isolated area of Turkana District of Kenya.

©UNICEF/Shehzad Noorani

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 22 January 2013

A girl passes a wall that reads: “God loves children who say their ‘namaz’ [prayers].” She is on her way to her kindergarten, in the village of Bahl, Hormozgan Province. Article 14 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees every child’s right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. UNICEF works worldwide to realize the fulfilment of all children’s rights.

Iran, 2011 ©UNICEF/Arfa

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 21 November 2012

A girl leads donkeys to fetch water in Maradi Region of Niger.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – the world’s most endorsed human rights treaty – celebrates its twenty-third anniversary on 20 November 2012. The CRC expresses in international law the rights due every child, including the poorest and most marginalized. All children have the right to grow “in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity,” advises the CRC’s Preamble.


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 7 November 2012

Children on the island of Mindanao, Philippines.

Play is an essential and fun part of child development. It promotes healthy activity and exercise, fosters social skills and improves critical thinking. It is also a basic right – recognized in Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the world’s most endorsed human rights treaty.

UNICEF works worldwide to protect these rights for all children, including the most marginalized.

©UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

To see more: www.unicef.org/photography

The Rights of Children: Protection from exploitation

Sarah, 11, washes dishes at her home in the rural district of Al Munira in Hodeidah Governorate of Yemen. She does not go to school, and spends her days performing domestic chores. Sarah’s parents claim that they cannot afford to educate her. “I want to go to school to learn to be a doctor,” she said.

2007 © UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi


Daily Life: Education & Play

Children, holding hands to form a circle, play during recess at Mulemba Primary School in Maganja da Costa, one of the poorest districts in Zambezia Province of Mozambique. UNICEF works with the government to create child-friendly schools, which call on all sectors – education, health, water and sanitation, social welfare and communication – to help improve student retention and performance, even in the poorest areas. For example, safe water points and separate latrines boost girls’ attendance.

2006 © UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi