On November 20th 1989, the United Nations General Assembly approved the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by 193 countries. Since then, this day has become a moment to remember, commemorate, and continue advocating for the rights of childhood.
The Marist European Region celebrates this day with various events in all corners, schools, and projects to continue working towards “an appropriate world for boys and girls,” as stated in the World Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on Childhood in 2002. We want a world that is a common home where all boys and girls can enjoy all their rights.
The Marist European Region is part of the action of the Marist Institute, which, through the Marist Foundation for International Solidarity (FMSI), has established an office in Geneva to defend the Rights of Childhood. This office works alongside with the United Nations, its agencies, and other non-governmental organizations in its efforts to make the world a better place for children.
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