Teen activists speak up at UN to ensure kids’ voices are heard in child-friendly treaty

30 September 2019

Two teenagers from opposite sides of the world made a special trip to the UN in Geneva recently to help mark 30 years of the Convention of the Rights of the Child – an international treaty that protects children from discrimination, violence and neglect.

More important, perhaps, Maria, from Mexico, and Zycrel, from the Philippines, have also been advising UN rights experts on a “child-friendly” version of the Convention, too.

They’ve been telling UN News’s Daniel Johnson why it’s important that young activists from all over the world, make sure their voices are heard.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
Audio Duration:
4'12"

 

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