New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2014 -- The Children’s Project International (TCPI) today announced plans to partner with UNICEF to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The partnership will underscore TCPI’s commitment to the recognition of the rights of children throughout the world.
Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989, the UNCRC was the first treaty to guarantee the civil rights of children under the age of 18 and fundamentally reshaped the way in which children are viewed. The most widely accepted human rights treaty in history, the UNCRC has been ratified by 194 countries and safeguards children’s basic rights to survival, development, protection and participation in civil society.
“The Convention on the Rights of the Child is a landmark document which established the fundamental rights that we now recognize apply to all children,” said Raj Luhar, CEO and founder of TCPI. “As an organization dedicated to improving children’s lives, we have made it our mission to ensure that all children are guaranteed the opportunity to exercise those rights without discrimination and take special pride in partnering with UNICEF to commemorate this transformative piece of legislation.”
TCPI will join government and civil society representatives at a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on November 20, 2014 to assess the impact of the UNCRC, identify the obstacles to full realization of children’s rights and explore innovative solutions to those challenges. “The twenty-fifth anniversary of the UNCRC is an opportunity to celebrate,” said Mr. Luhar, “but just as importantly, it is an opportunity for us to fulfill our promise to the world’s children by engaging with the global community to ensure the rights laid out in that document are available to all children everywhere.”
About The Children’s Project International
The Children’s Project International undertakes charitable activities dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s children by providing life-sustaining goods and personally enriching tools. By leveraging the social consciousness of today’s youth, TCPI seeks to work with existing organizations which share in TCPI’s goals to provide underprivileged and disenfranchised children with material relief and the belief in a better tomorrow. TCPI is led by a Board of Directors of outstanding national figures representing all sectors of the globe.
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