A world fit for children: millennium development goals, special session on children documents, the convention on the rights of the child

New York
108 p.

The document contains the commitments that were part of the Special Session on Children: the Millennium Development Goals, early pledged to by all 189 United Nations Member States; the Children's statement, 'A World Fit for Us', delivered at the opening plenary of the Special Session by two young delegates; the consensus outcome documents of the General Assembly, 'A World Fit for Children', with goals and targets to be met; and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified, acceded to a signed by 192 countries in the 12 years since it was first ratified, and the two Optional Protocols to the Convention. These documents constitute an essential guidebook for all those working to improve the lives of children and young people throughout the world.

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