|All children are born with basic freedoms and rights.
In every part of the world almost everyone agrees that all people under the age of 18 are children and have the right to special care and protection.
Today's recognition of children's rights as obvious was not a given a few decades ago. It came about through continuous efforts and struggles leading to the most widely accepted agreement on human rights in the world, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was created by UNICEF, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989, and has now completed 20 years of life.
This legal document represents a great conquest for humanity, defining and describing with clarity the rights of children and how these are to be maintained. It sets out the basic conditions for the well-being of children at the different stages of their development and is the first worldwide, legally binding code of rights for children in history.
UNICEF, which contributed decisively to the birth of the Convention and to the form it has today, is guided by its principles and strives to establish them as an international mode of behavior towards children.
With the collaboration of ELTA and UNICEF on the edition of a set of stamps on the theme on the Rights of the Child, two top layers are doing their part to aid in this effort.
Les us all unite to help make the contents of the Convention on the Rights of the Child a reality for all children.
For the future of our world.
Text: Lambros Kanellopoulos, President of the Hellenic National Committee for UNICEF
Source: Hellenic Post