As the world marks 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation –and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be taken to scale to benefit every child.
The Convention itself was an innovation that recognized children aspeople with rights that must be respected equally to the rights ofadults. It has helped drive remarkable progress for millions of children,but fartoo manyare still being left behind.
The report highlights how new ways of solving problems – often emerging from local communities and young people themselves – can help us overcome age-old inequities that prevent millionsof children from surviving, thriving and making the most oftheir potential.