22 September 2005

Addressing the rights of children without parental care

22/09/2005 - Many children worldwide live without the protection of their families, being orphaned, separated, abandoned or at risk of being abandoned. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child recently held its Day of General Discussion on the issue of "children without parental care" in Geneva and a preceding NGO event highlighted the need for international guidelines for the protection of children without parental care.