"These children need care, attention and protection from everyone around. They are the most vulnerable and by joint efforts of the society, governments and people, we can make the world fit for them, improve their opportunities for a healthy life, education and well-being." Yuri Oksamitniy, UNICEF representative in Belarus said.
To raise awareness on this important issue among the viewers and to give them the opportunity to give their helping hand, UNICEF will provide highlights on children’s rights in the framework of the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Over 20 years ago, in order to protect and promote the rights of children – every human being below the age 18 – the world leaders decided to develop a special convention for children. And so, this day in 1989, the Convention on the Right of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Since then, almost all the countries in the world have ratified the document.