The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken.
UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists.
Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries.
Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
For example, UNICEF works with governments to change legislation such as in India where a law was passed raising the age of compulsory school completion to keep children in school and away from the workplace for longer.
I’ve appeared on a weekly syndicated television show since 1980.
You know, I come from six generations of college graduates.
But even at the height of these scandals, even at the time when our finances were at their worst, the NAACP branches – the grassroots – kept plugging away. They kept doing what they do, and they do it well.
I want to step up our voter-registration activities. Not every branch does it, and not all the time. I want them to go back and get out the vote because I want us to have a big impact on the Congressional elections this year.
Thus the Convention is unequivocal in its call for children to be consulted, to have their opinions heard and to have their best interests considered when law and policies are being drafted.