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Press Centre (6/2009)

2009/06/19 - About the Convention

What is the CRC?

In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights?including civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.


2009/06/12 - World Day Against Child Labour Marks the Need to Tackle the Worst Forms of Exploitation

UNICEF: Educating girls is one key to the solution

GENEVA, 12 June 2009 ? On the tenth anniversary of the World Day against Child Labour, UNICEF joins its partners in calling for action to tackle the underlying poverty that leads to child labour. Improving access to quality education, particularly for girls in poor and rural settings, is a key part of an effective overall approach.


2009/06/12- UNICEF supports expansion of preschool education in Turkey

ANKARA ? UNICEF has welcomed the Turkish government's adoption of a plan to ensure 100% enrolment in pre-primary education among five year-olds in 32 out of the country's 81 provinces in the 2009-10 school year.

UNICEF Turkey Country Office, Yukarı Dikmen Mah. Alexsander Dubçek Cd. 7/106, 06450 Çankaya/Ankara. Telephone: +90 312 454 1000 Fax: +90 312 496 1461 E-mail: ankara@unicef.org