March 20, 2015

NEWS: UNICEF partners Online Publishers to promote child rights (NIGERIA)

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has organised a two-day media dialogue in Enugu, capital of Enugu state, with Online Publishers to discuss the convention on child rights which came into force through the UN General Assembly's resolution 44/20 of 20 November, 1989.

The dialogue, which began Thursday and ending Friday has been put together by the child rights information bureau (RIB) of the federal ministry of information, collaborating with UNICEF).

There were 15 selected publishers of Online newspapers from different parts of the country and representatives of major conventional newspapers based in Enugu, as well as some university lecturers in attendance.

A UNICEF Communication Specialist, Geoffrey Njoku kick-started the discussion by making a run-down of the contents of the convention on the child rights, which he said, countries of the world signed except the United States of America and Somalia.

According to Njoku, there are four key principles of the Child Rights Convention, including non-discrimination, best interest of the child, life survival and development as well as respecting the views of the child.

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