Tunisia celebrated Saturday, November 20, like other countries in the world, the World Children’s Day, placed this year under the theme “a better future for every child.
The celebration of this event coincides with the 32nd anniversary of the promulgation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
Tunisia reiterated its “full” determination to move forward on the development of its children’s rights system and ensure a better future for its children, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This important step requires the assessment of progress in the field of protection of children’s rights and the implementation of the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the right to education, health, gender equality, the end of exploitation and trafficking of children, and the fight against all forms of violence against them.
Tunisia believes the efforts undertaken by the United Nations are insufficient. The figures related to school dropout, the spread of violence and economic and sexual exploitation are now alarming.
“The efforts made are still limited compared to the magnitude of the challenges facing the rights of the child particularly in light of the health crisis,” caused by the coronavirus, Tunisia stressed in the same statement.
Among these challenges are conflicts, the proliferation of hotbeds of tension, the spread of terrorism, violence and intolerance, racial discrimination, hate speech and rejection of others, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition, environmental changes and increasing economic and development disparities between countries directly affect children’s rights.
Source: Tap News Agency