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Tag : Convention on the Rights of the Child

Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Convention on the Rights of the Child".

No World Peace Without Investment In Education

Posted by: David Morley August 3, 2018

As many children in Canada head into the first weeks of summer vacation, for many others, their summer vacations will never start. That’s because they were never in school to begin with. Worldwide, one in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school – that is more than 263 million kids being denied their right to education. At UNICEF, we believe one child denied his or her right to learn is one too many. Two hundred and sixty-three million is beyond imaginable. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Child is a Child

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Migration is not inherently dangerous for children – it’s the lack of legal opportunities that makes it risky. As things stand, many children find few opportunities to move legally. Family reunification is often tied to certain residency and income requirements and limited to the nuclear family, excluding extended family members whom children often depend on for care. Part 6 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Keeping Families Together

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Separation from family leaves children more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse not to mention the damaging psychological impact of the separation. Part 5 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Detainment and Detention

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Rarely are children detained to protect them from imminent danger. Often it is a matter of administrative convenience or lack of adequate facilities. Usually children are detained upon arrival, for registration and identification purposes, or prior to being deported; they often remain in detention for extended periods of time. Part 4 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: What Are They Facing?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Children often find few opportunities to move legally. Family reunification, humanitarian visas and refugee resettlement spots, and work or study visas are out of reach for most. Many families are also pulled apart by work visa only permitting the parent to migrate, leaving children behind. Part 3 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Where Do They Come From?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Protracted conflicts, persistent violence and extreme poverty drive millions of children from their homes. Part 2 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Series

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

A child is a child, no matter why they leave home, where they come from, where they are or how they got there. And every child deserves protection, care and all the support and services they need to thrive. Part 1 of 6. Read more »

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Dear Premier-To-Be: An Open Letter from the Youth of Ontario

Posted by: Guest Author June 5, 2018

UNICEF Canada asked Ontario youth what was important to them in this year’s provincial election. This is what Aisling Gogan, 17, had to say: The Canadian government and our elected officials must recognize the importance of listening to youth. We have fresh ideas to be considered and the potential to make a positive impact. Read more »

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An Open Letter to Ontario’s Premier-to-Be

Posted by: Guest Author May 17, 2018

UNICEF Canada asked Ontario youth what was important to them in this year’s provincial election. This is what Lena, 17, had to say: We – the next generation – want to be heard. I am writing to inform you of just one youth’s vision for this province. Read more »

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Ordinary heroes: 20 photos of life in the classroom

Posted by: UNICEF Canada August 30, 2017

Children are some of the most resilient people—and in turn, heroes—that live among us, even if all they’re trying to do is learn. Read more »

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