Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon worries about child rights
Nov 17, 2011
As economic woes continue to plague much of the globe, the United Nations is growing increasingly concerned over the welfare of those who cannot help themselves.
According to the UN's news source, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently suggested that more needs to be done to help those who may not be able to protect or provide for themselves.
"Children from marginalized, remote and impoverished communities, and those who are living with disabilities or who belong to minority or indigenous populations, are at greater risk of not enjoying their rights to health, education and to protection from violence, exploitation and abuse," he during the Second Forum on the Rights of the Child.
Ki-moon continued that while the Convention of the Rights of the Child has made strides in protecting children in recent years, there are still a number of issues that need to be addressed to make sure that a child's best interest is protected.
The Convention of Rights was created in 1989 in order to address the basic human rights each child around the world is entitled to, including the right to survival, protection from abuse and development to the fullest.