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aspirations comein the guise of children.”
SGI-USA has created thisexhibit to illustrate some of the points in the resolutionand to create dialogueabout the rights of childrenthroughout the world. We hope that people of allages can learn from thisexhibit and from oneanother. Together we canfoster safe, healthy, andhappy children—theleaders of tomorrow.
In 2002, theUnited Nations adopted aResolution calledA World Fit forChildren.”
The Rights of 
:: Cynthia Barreda Vilchez, Age 9, Peru ::
“I wish all adults wouldhave a great heart thatthey will alwaysunderstand the children.
global champion for children’s rights. It is theonly internationalorganization workingspecifically for children andchildren’s rights.UNICEF makes a lastingdifference in the lives of children and their familiesby working withcommunities andinfluencing governments inmore than 160 countries.UNICEF works to ensurechildren’s rights to healthand nutrition; education;emergency relief; protection;and water and sanitation.UNICEF depends onvoluntary contributions fromgovernments and individuals,and fundraising, includingthe sale of greeting cards andother merchandise.UNICEF is a driving force for people throughout theworld working to ensure abetter future for children.
The UnitedNationsChildren’sFund
The Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child contains basic protections for children.The United Nations Universal Declarationof Human Rights includes special careand assistance for children.The United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) is made a permanent part of the United NationsThe United Nations Declaration of theRights of the Child is adopted.The Convention on the Rights of theChild, the most widely accepted humanrights treaty in history, is adoptedunanimously by the United NationsGeneral Assembly.UNICEF sponsors The World Summit for Children, the first global meetingdedicated to improving children’s lives.The UN Millennium Development Goalsspecify targets related to children, includingachieving universal primary education.The Special Session of the UN GeneralAssembly on Children is convened to reviewprogress since 1990 and re-energize the globalcommitment to children’s rights.
 A WorldFit forChildren
“Together we will build a world inwhich all girls and boys can enjoychildhood—a time of play andlearning, in which they are loved,respected and cherished...
:: UN Resolution S-27/2, May 2002 ::
MillenniumDevelopment Goals
“Children are at the heart of oneand every MillenniumDevelopment Goal, beginningwith the battle against poverty.
:: Hilde F. Johnson, Minister of InternationalDevelopment, Norway ::
In 2002 the United Nations issued aMillennium Declaration,
setting out the hopesof member nations for a peaceful world with adecent standard of living for all.The Millennium Development goals are to:Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary educationPromote gender equality and empower womenReduce child mortalityImprove maternal healthCombat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseasesEnsure environmental sustainabilityDevelop a global partnership for development 
TheConventionon the Rightsof the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child,
adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989, is aninternational human rights treaty that places childrenat the center of the quest for the universal applicationof human rights.The Convention is the most universally acceptedhuman rights instrument in history—it has beenratified by every country in the world except two:Somalia and the United States.The Convention spells out the basic human rightsthat children everywhere—without discrimination—have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest;to protection from harmful influences, abuse andexploitation; and to participate fully in family, culturaland social life.
“Life’s aspirations comein the guise of children.”
:: Rabindranath Tagore ::
In 2002 more than 7,000 people
participated in the Special Session of the UNGeneral Assembly on Children. The nations of theworld committed themselves to a series of goalsto improve the situation of children and youngpeople.Some 180 nations adopted the document,“A World Fit for Children.”The new agenda for—and with—the world's children,included 21 specific goals and targets for the nexdecade. The agenda focused on four key priorities:promoting healthy lives;• providing quality education for all;• protecting children against abuse, exploitation andviolence;•combating HIV/AIDS.The document called upon all of us to join in a globalmovement to build a world fit for children.

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