CHILDREN SAID

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

Marking of International Child's Day is an opportunity to remind adults of the obligations assumed by them and to sum up the results between the two birthdays of the Convention. International Child's Day, this year, is being marked in a year of struggle against poverty and social exclusion of children.

Child poverty is much more than the indicator which speaks of material conditions and consumption per household member.Every child who is not enrolled in primary school is poor, regardless of the reasons that led up to it, poor is one who does not finish primary school, poor is one who is not registered in the Birth register, one that suffers violence of any kind, one that is engaged for labor...

There are many reasons that lead children into a state of poverty and all of it leaves lasting and severe consequences on their lives and growing up. We must work with children, we must invest in children, first parents, then school, local community, each within its jurisdiction and to the fullest potential, and then further and jointly to provide children with the best.