Around the world in 2019, from Ecuador to Ethiopia, advocacy events marking the Convention’s anniversary raised public awareness of child rights, including a child’s right to care and protection. Along with partners, SOS Children’s Villages called on governments to uphold their commitments to children. In June, A Second Revolution: Thirty years of child rights and the unfinished agenda was published by Joining Forces. The global report builds on national analyses in more than 20 countries and calls for bold action to fulfill the promises of the Convention. While acknowledging great advances, the report highlights the shortcomings in reaching all children – especially children living in fragile states, refugee children and children without parental care.
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