Righting the wrongs against children
A World Children’s Court is proposed to the United Nations
NEW YORK — According to the United Nations’ (U.N.) International Labor Organization, more than 168 million children — one in 10 around the world — can be classified as child labourers. Former British prime minister Gordon Brown recently met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to talk about this issue about on behalf of the Global Citizenship Commission. A key request was for an international court that would hold people engaging in child labour and other forms of child abuse accountable for their actions.
"We need, in a sense, a civil rights struggle by and on behalf of children because their rights have been neglected in the international community," said Brown, head of the Global Citizen Commission. "When so many children are displaced, the first priority has to be to ensure that children's rights are protected."
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is dedicated to protecting children around the world and upholding their rights. Visit ccfcanada.ca/child-protection-policy to learn more about CCFC’s work to keep children safe.