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Children First: The Story of UNICEF Past and Present Maggie Black

Children First: The Story of UNICEF Past and Present

Maggie Black

Published October 3rd 1996
ISBN : 9780198280880
Paperback
400 pages
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Celebrating UNICEFs fiftieth anniversary in 1996, Children First examines changes in public attitudes and government policies which have put children at the top of the international agenda in the 1990s. Starting from the International Year of theMoreCelebrating UNICEFs fiftieth anniversary in 1996, Children First examines changes in public attitudes and government policies which have put children at the top of the international agenda in the 1990s. Starting from the International Year of the Child in 1979, development historian Maggie Black studies the two movements which have done most to raise the visibility of children in the public consciousness: the child survival campaign, which culminated in the 1990 World Summit for Children- and the movement for childrens rights, which resulted in the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child, now ratified by 177 countries. Children First explores what brought these two movements such unprecedented success, and asks: Is this new found concern for the worlds children likely to last?This fascinating account is must reading for anyone interested in international relations, the United Nations, UNICEF, or the welfare of children.