UN & Street Children

We’re delighted that, for the first time in over two decades, street children have been heard at the United Nations.

On 9 March 2011, the UN Human Rights Council spent a day looking at the issues that face children living and/or working on the streets. As a result, a resolution has been tabled, calling for key changes, including inviting the Human Rights Council to prepare a report for this time next year – a vital follow-up mechanism.
– From the Street Child World Cup


UN Report here.

I like this quote from the report:
“Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid explained that “moving from a charity based to rights based approach gives the child back his or her voice and, if you dare to listen to that voice, you will find the beginnings of solutions…”

[my post on street children]

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