All over the world children are facing new development challenges: for example, the economic crisis, the changing climate and an increasing number of disasters. These challenges combine to make the lives of children more difficult and provide barriers to the fulfilment of children’s rights.
The Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012 provides an opportunity to address these new challenges and create a safer future for children by:
- Mobilising political support and action from governments to agree new, long-term approaches to development that will fulfil children’s rights and place children on the path to a safer future.
- Contributing to the ongoing discussions about the post-2015 development framework, and continuing dialogue about tackling climate change and ensuring aid effectiveness.
This briefing sets out what the UK government must do to ensure that the Summit provides a better world for children.