United Nations and Children’s Rights

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Essay #: 051594
Total text length is 6,173 characters (approximately 4.3 pages).

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The beginning:
Website review: United Nations and children’s rights
From a socio-political perspective, children’s rights have become more prevalent in the human rights discourse over the last fifty years. Perceptions of the necessity to protect and support children have been perpetuated by the dissemination and acceptance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention affords children the right to basic supports such as food and shelter, as well as universal state-paid education, health care and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child. The Convention has 140 signatories worldwide, and is the first international law agreement for children which incorporates the full range of human rights—civil,...
The end:
.....s a clear delineation between general and specific information. Users need to be able to make quick distinctions between overarching concepts and country-specific challenges if they want a deeper understanding of the issues. Third, the UN needs to offer case studies which illustrate the Convention in action. Stories about children who have experienced the impact of the Convention in a direct manner would augment understanding of children’s rights. Finally, the site should incorporate methodologies to present a collective understanding of children’s rights activities and monitoring among multiple agencies, both within and without the United Nations framework. 
Reference
United Nations. Website (2009). Retrieved 27 April 2009 from www.un.org.