Press Release from Fair Play for Children

What’s Best for Our Children?  20 Years Ahead 

On 20th November this year, the seminal treaty on children, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, reaches its Twentieth Annivesary, the date on which in 1989, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to adopt the Convention and to open it for ratification by Member States. 

Fair Play for Children, founded in 1972 by leading rights campaigner, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, is now founded on Article 31 of the Convention, the Right to Play, Rest and Recreation, and to share fully in Culture.   This Right does not exist in isolation, of course – e.g. Right to Child Care, Right to Health, Rights to Non-discrimination, Non-exploitation, Freedom of Association, To be heard etc 

Leading up to the Anniversary Date, Fair Play is issuing a Challenge: For Readers to tell us 5 things they would like to see achieved in the next 20 years for all Children.  We ask that they contact us at:  playaction@fairplayforchildren.net and tell us:

  • one thing they would like their national Government to do for Children’s Play
  • one thing they would like their national Government to do for Children’s Rights
  • one thing they would like their local/municipal authority to do for Children’s Play
  • one thing they would like their local/municipal authority to do for Children’s Rights
  • one thing they would like to see all Governments do for All Children worldwide

over the next 20 years.  We’d ask they do this by 15th November so that Fair Play can email:

  • Governments
  • UK Local Councils

and others in time for 20th November 2009. We also ask that people replying indicate their age and country.  No names needed. Our website is www.fairplayforchildren.org  and a reply can be left there also.

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