credits: Elyx Yak
"One of the keys to ending child poverty is addressing poverty in the household, from which it often stems. Access to quality social services must be a priority."
António Guterres, UN, Secretary-General
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"Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty."
It is crucial that children’s participation be recognized as a process and not a one-off event. Too often consultation is mistaken for participation. Whereas the process of consultation gathers children’s views on a particular issue or question, participation means that children actually join in in decision- making.
An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition.
When child poverty is recognized as a denial of children’s human rights, people in positions of responsibility and power are legally bound to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights."
• 149 million children are stunted, or too short for their age,
• 50 million children are wasted, or too thin for their height,
• 340 million children – or 1 in 2 – suffer from deficiencies in essential vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin A and iron,
• 40 million children are overweight or obese.
credits: UNICEF/Jacqueline Labrador