UNICEF has create awareness about the rights of children’s by inaugurating a canpaign.
This was made known by the UNISEF’s new country representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, in his statement to celebrate the Children’s Day, observed annually on May 27
The canpaign was tagged : ” for every child, every right”
“Mr Peter said that despite the innovations over the last few years, children in Nigeria were still not accessing health, nutrition, education and other amenities as they ought to.
Sadly, it is the most disadvantaged children who are suffering the greatest challenge in having their rights fulfilled.”
This year’s Children’s Day falls during the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is being commemorated this year around the world.
As part of the celebrations, UNICEF is launching a “Passport to Your Rights”, a copy of the CRC in child-friendly language, in pocket format.
UNICEF aims that every child in Nigeria has a copy by 2030, the deadline for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The CRC passport will be available in : Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and piggin language.