María Cobo Uzquiza

Maestra de Audición y Lenguaje por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (España)
Máster en Necesidades, Derechos y Cooperación en Infancia por el Instituto Universitario IUNDIA adscrito a la UAM y UNICEF – Comité Español. Proyecto de investigación “La educación para el desarrollo en el Sistema Educativo del Estado Español. Posibles alternativas a la práctica curricular”
Ha trabajado en Centros Educativos Especiales específicos en Trastorno Generalizado del Desarrollo y Centros especializados en Educación para Sordos en Londres y Madrid.

All the children in the world are equal rights holders. In spite of this, millions of children are unaware of their rights and suffer constant grave violations of Human Rights. Education on Children´s Rights is an important and constructive tool to report cases of non-compliance and to break the chain of poverty and trans-generational damage.


All the children are equal rights holders, and so they have particular rights that recognize their special need for protection. Unfortunately, that fact makes them particularly vulnerable being exposed to different types of violence, exploitation and abuse. Putting children´s needs first in legislation, policies and social services could be the first step to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.


The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most ratified human rights treaty in history and so governments are obliged to act into accordance with its directives; to transform the standards into reality for all children; and to abstain from any action that may preclude the enjoyment of those rights or violate them.


The recognition of children´s rights is a steep path that must be started from education and training. The implementation on Children´s rights education is fundamental to build an active and responsible citizenship. But beyond the fulfilment of a legal obligation, children’s rights education has value for children.

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There are numerous NGOs and institutions working within the framework of the CRC to transform children´s rights in to a reality. They all share the common objective of obtaining a respectful and child-friendly society in which children’s rights are respected on a day-to-day basis and their achievements are increasingly relevant.

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Transnational corporations play a growing role on the world economic scene on the respect and promotion of human rights is increasingly recognised. The Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children developed the Children´s Rights and Business Principles to guide companies on the full range of actions.
Fuente: The UN Global Compact
Tipo: Video [00:02:23]
Idioma: Español
Fecha: 2013
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The eight Millennium Development Goals are in line with the commitments goals set out by the international community in “A world fit for children”, the plan of action from the assembly's first Special Session. The second Goal of achieving universal primary education is a core development goal in itself.