The International Organization “Shield” once again appeals to the international community, to the heads of all countries and people, who have a conscience, to draw attention on the situation of children in the modern society.
Children are our treasure, that’s why it is so important to take care of them and to make their lives better. The child’s smile and happy eyes are the greatest wealth. The International Children’s Day reminds us once again that every child deserves funny and happy childhood! The 1 –st of June 1 is celebrated in many countries of the world, there are not only entertainment activities, but the activities which are aimed to draw attention on the children’s problems and needs. Unfortunately, the situation of children in the world is getting worse every year due to many factors, the main is the armed conflicts in a peaceful area.
According to researches of the International Organization “Shield”, the results of the armed conflicts are the most deplorable: a lot of children die, the greater number of children with their parents have to leave home and seek refuge in other countries. Nowadays, the number of refugees in the world is reached the highest point – 250 million people. 36% of all refugees are children.
Saving from the conflict, families may be disconnected. Children lost the support of their families, children can suffer from hunger and diseases. Some families can save the integrity, until they can find a shelter. The refugee’s families live in bad conditions and it can cause the risk of getting sick or malnourished among children. In some countries a quarter of a million children become soldiers in the age of 7 and a very small percent return to normal civilian life. In the world there are 215 million of minors, who are involved in the labor process,115 million of them work in hazardous conditions. It is the every eighth child. Nearly 70 million of children do not visit schools. The numbers of these researches horrify any conscious person.
There is a question? For what was the resolution 44/25 of the UN General Assembly (20 November 1989) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted? Why it is not respected? Why did the Council of Europe adopt the European Convention on the Exercise of Children’s Rights in 1996 and the International Labor Organization in 1999 adopt the Convention on the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor? What do the legislative and law protective agencies of each state do? What kind of a peaceful childhood can we talk? A lot of problems go through a short child’s life and it leaves a hard reflection on the character. First of all children need support and protection. The International Organization “Shield” during years, raises the questions about the violation of children’s rights. Every day, the President of the Organization, Professor Saleh Muhamed Daher defends the legitimate rights of people especially children around the world.
The Organizations regularly holds meetings and activities, which are aimed on upholding the legitimate rights of each person in the world, especially children. Children suffer the first, they die the first, and they are the least protected level in the world. Every day we draw the attention of the world society on child safety. We ask to prevent their suffering and to include the children refugees to the national education plans. Our organization will continue to fight for the rights of everyone, especially for the rights of every child. Because children are our future!