Children want to play! They should be allowed to play, and learn and be cared for so that they grow into healthy, happy, and productive individuals. Sadly, millions of children around the world still live in very difficult conditions: some are forced to work to help their families survive or are sold into slavery, some girls are married too early and have families of their own before becoming adults.
Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, signed by 140 countries around the world. Let’s make sure that all boys and girls can thrive, and this starts with giving them a good education.