UNICEF Guide To Working With Parliaments

Parliaments throughout the world have the power to create real and lasting change for children. They can allocate resources from national budgets, establish strong policy directions, and debate, shape and enforce laws that protect children. They can ask tough questions, demand answers and hold governments, industries and civil society accountable. When parliaments speak on behalf of children, their voices resonate. Parliaments are uniquely positioned to send the message that the well-being of children is the responsibility not just of people who work with children, but of all society.

Parliament is the central institution through which the will of the people is expressed, laws are passed and government is held accountable. It is essential that UNICEF engage national parliaments to achieve sustainable results for children, whether related to education, health, protection, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, or water and sanitation.

Parliamentary work is a relatively new yet rapidly expanding area of focus for UNICEF. Until recently, UNICEF, along with other UN bodies and international organizations, worked almost exclusively with representatives of the executive branch of government and government ministries. […]

This guide serves as an introduction to parliamentary practice and provides key resources for effective parliamentary engagement. It is designed to ensure that parliamentary support is integratedwithin country programming and that children’s rights remain a top priority within national development processes.
(Foreword, Dr. Nicholas Alipui, Director of Programmes, UNICEF) 2009

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UN-Konvention über die Rechte des Kindes

Wortlaut der von den Vereinten Nationen 1989 verabschiedeten Konvention über die Rechte des Kindes. Die Konvention legt Grundlagen für das Überleben, die Gesundheit und die Erziehung von Kindern fest und setzt Normen, um Vernachlässigung und Missbrauch von Kindern zu verhindern.
Die Konvention in anderen Sprachen finden Sie unter:

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20 Jahre Kinderrechtskonvention - Eine Bestandsaufnahme

Am 20.11.1989 verabschiedete die Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen die UN-Kinderrechtskonvention. Zum 20. Jahrestag hat UNICEF das Jahr 2009 zum "Jahr der Kinderrechte" erklärt. 2009

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Kinderrechte

Thesenpapier zur Geschichte der Kinderrechte.

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Children and the Millennium Development Goals: Progress towards A World Fit for Children

Children and the Millennium Development Goals is an adaptation of the Secretary-General’s report ‘Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children’ (A/62/259), 15 August 2007, considered by the General Assembly at its 62nd session in September 2007. It contains updated data and presents information from 121 country and territory reports. 2007

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Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

Innocenti Digest No.13
Children with disabilities and their families constantly experience barriers to the enjoyment of their basic human rights and to their inclusion in society. Their abilities are overlooked, their capacities are underestimated and their needs are given low priority. Yet, the barriers they face are more frequently as a result of the environment in which they live than as a result of their impairment. 2007

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