KidsRights is honored to have officially been granted special consultative status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). This was decided at the United Nations in New York. The status enables KidsRights to accelerate her work on children’s rights.
International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam have today published the KidsRights Index 2017, the annual global ranking which charts countries’ performance records concerning children’s rights. Its scope is truly unique, as the Index collects data from various reputable sources and identifies global themes and trends in the children’s rights arena.
KidsRights proudly looks back at the KidsRights School Summit that took place on May 1st at the New York Public Library. The Summit celebrated the impact of the newly developed KidsRights Children’s Rights Curriculum, that was piloted in recent months at selected High and Middle Schools in New York.
On April 14th ‘The International Children’s Peace Prize’ exhibition of KidsRights opens in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The exhibition premieres in Amsterdam alongside the World Press Photo 2017 and will travel to various locations worldwide.
KidsRights is very proud and grateful to welcome a one-time donation from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery to promote the rights and wellbeing of very vulnerable children. Thanks to the support of 2.8 million loyal members, the Dutch National Postcode Lottery is able to donate 341 million euro to charities.
The 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates took place from February 2 to 5, 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia. The Summit is internationally recognized as the most important annual event in the field of peacemaking, attracting Nobel Peace Laureates, high-profile leaders, organizations, students, and professors from around the globe.
Each year the International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded to a brave child who has demonstrated the skill and determination necessary to personally improve the rights of children. They deserve the recognition and a global platform to continue their work on an international scale. We therefore call upon individuals and organizations worldwide to nominate eligible children or youths.
On December 10 and 11 2016, KidsRights, together with Nobel Peace Laureates, leaders, children, and youth from around the world, gathered in New Delhi to end violence against children. The Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit 2016 convened to call for the urgent need to act for children’s rights.
Sixteen-year-old Kehkashan Basu from the United Arab Emirates is the 2016 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. Today, she was presented with the prestigious award for her fight for climate justice and against environmental degradation. Kehkashan received the prize from Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus in the presence of the world press and many prominent guests.
KidsRights is a proud contributor to the first United Nations (UN) Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, on the role of youth in public decision-making, which took place on November 21 and 22. Together with KidsRights Youngster Chaeli Mycroft (22), the UN and partner organizations, KidsRights emphasized the right of youth to contribute to human rights and sustainable development.
Today, on the eve of Universal Children’s Day, KidsRights has announced the three finalists for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2016. From a record number of 120 international entries, the Expert Committee chose Divina from Cameroon, Kehkashan from the United Arab Emirates and Muzoon from Syria.
KidsRights calls upon the United Nations (UN) Security Council to immediately allow for the prosecution of war crimes against children in Syria. KidsRights denounces the restraint of the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), providing the Court with the required jurisdiction for the effective investigation and prosecution of war crimes against children in Syria.