August 16, 2006

NEWS: Newly-organized child-friendly press corps commits to uphold child rights (PHILIPPINES)

Newly-organized child-friendly press corps commits to uphold child rights

By Cathy Apelacio

General Santos City (15 August) -- Children can now find solace in the arms of the Fourth Estate as the newly-formed Child-Friendly Press Corps has committed to protect the rights of the child in whatever way they can.

The press corps vowed to uphold and help promote the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), adopted in November 20, 1989 by UN General Assembly, which spells out the rights of children to survival, protection, development, and participation in governance.

Sarangani provincial government in cooperation with Philippine Information Agency and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)-Sixth Country Programme for Children (CPC 6) organized Thursday a group of media into a Child-Friendly Press Corps to help shore up the advocacy on CRC as well as popularize child-related undertakings in the province.


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