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Over 850 children celebrate their rights with Alain Berset

About 850 children have celebrated on Wednesday on the Federal square in Bern with Federal councillor Alain Berset 30 years of UN Convention on children's rights. They were informed about their rights as children and young people, and presented their demands to the government and society.

Over 40 school classes from all over Switzerland with children and young people between 9 and 18 years, travelled on Wednesday to Bern. Your goal: to learn More about their own rights. The event was organised on the international day of children's rights of the Foundation the Pestalozzi children's village, the child protection Switzerland, Pro Juventute and the Committee for Unicef in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as it was said in a media release.

part of the day were interactive Items, which the children and young people completed in the course of the Morning. In preparation for the day, and the students wrote down their wishes, demands and concerns.

On the Open Mic stage were representatives of the school classes, Federal councillor Alain Berset to ask their questions. Berset pointed to the global significance of the United Nations children's speaking rights Convention as a basis for the rights of children and the participation of children and young people: "It is a question less about the kids and more with them."

30 years of children's rights Convention

30 years Ago, on 20. November 1989, adopted the Convention on children's rights by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The CRC consists of 54 articles, which are based on the four fundamental principles of the right to equal treatment, right to respect for the child's well-being, right to life and development and the right to consultation and participation. In 1997, Switzerland ratified the Convention.

Despite the positive changes there were a fundamental Problem, write the organizers of the Federal court action: "The Affected, children and young people, a lack of knowledge about their rights in the society." This is a fact that you have worked on Wednesday to actively counter.

Two school classes in Cassis

on the occasion of this anniversary received Federal councillor Ignazio Cassis, two school classes from the Canton of Ticino in the Federal house, such as the Department of foreign Affairs EDA announced. "The fact that children can go to school, have free time and your mind may say, for us today is, of course," said Cassis at his Meeting with the students from Ascona. "But the children needed a Convention on the rights for children to have the world rights."

You should not lean back, said Cassis more. Although more children in the world today enrolled in school than ever before. Many children could not complete the education but because of poverty, escape, forced marriage or other reasons. About 260 million children could never press a school Bank. At the same time, the quality of education and training was frequently deficient. (step/sda)

Created: 20.11.2019, 18:20 PM

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