Our Focus

CHILDREN’S WEEK 2019
NATIONAL FOCUS

Article 24 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

‘Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy

Activities and events organised for Children’s Week by individuals, groups and organisations, focus on

  • the right of children to enjoy childhood

  • the celebration of children and young people

  • highlighting their skills, achievements and needs

  • acknowledging and supporting parents, carers and all those associated with the well being of children and young people

This fits naturally with the concept of community, living and working together for the benefit of our children and young people. The role of volunteers is significant in this work.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989
entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49

2019: UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES