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Children First: The Story of UNICEF, Past and Present

Release Date: October, 1998
ISBN 13: 9780198280880
Sales Number: 98.XX.USA.98
380 page(s),
Publisher: United Nations Children's Fund

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Children First examines changes in public attitudes and government policies that 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 the most to raise the visibility of children in the public consciousness: the movement for children's rights, which resulted in the 1989 International Convention on the Rights of the Child now ratified by 187 countries; and the child survival campaign, which culminated in the 1990 World Summit for Children. Children First explores what brought these two movements such unprecedented success, and asks whether this concern for the world's children is likely to last.

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