On 20 November 2009, the world will commemorate two decades of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
UNICEF invites you to visit a special CRC website dedicated to this occasion: www.unicef.org/rightsite
The website contains: human interest stories; world wide events; videos; photo essays; a Goodwill Ambassador PSA campaign; and, much more…
To commemorate this anniversary, a special edition of UNICEF’s flagship State of the World’s Children report, dedicated to children’s rights will be launched on 19 November. It underlines the timeless relevance of the Convention and notes how the CRC has contributed to a marked transformation in the status of children. It includes special reference to how the Convention has supported substantial and measurable advances in child survival and development, raised awareness of and expanded solutions to child protection risks and promoted child participation as a fundamental right of children.
The official commemoration of the Convention at Headquarters will take place on 20 November at the UN Trusteeship Council. The event is being convened by UNICEF and organized in collaboration with civil society partners. The programme will include statements by high-level United Nations officials, the President of the UNICEF Executive Board, testimonials from youth advocates, and a moderated panel featuring civil society leaders from around the world. It will acknowledge achievements, assess future challenges and recommit to making the promise of the Convention a reality for all children.
All over the world, organizations, governments and ordinary people are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Visit the commemorative site and find out about CRC anniversary activities near and far.
HOST AN EVENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Helping victims of human trafficking is as simple as talking to a friend. Host an event and invite the community to discuss the exploitation of human beings. At this campaign, we are eager to spread the word and we'd like to talk at any community event about human trafficking and victim identification.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)
These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:
Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.
Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.
Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.
Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.
Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.
"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."
– President Barack OBAMA