Happy Universal Children’s Day!

Happy Universal Children’s Day!

In case you did not know: November 20 is Universal Children’s Day. On 14 December 1954 the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day “as a day of world-wide fraternity and understanding between children and of activity...

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Two ‘salonchildren’

Two ‘salonchildren’

Every day the newspapers are full with news in which children and adolescents play a role or where the described developments has great consequences for them. Even if children flee away from wartorn countries to places which are more safe, their situation hardly gets...

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Child protection against the backdrop of globalisation

Child protection against the backdrop of globalisation

It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to contribute to this colloquium in honour of Philip Veerman. Philip and I have known each other for many years, and I have great admiration for his tremendous efforts to ensure a better life for children around the world....

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A critical review of the ‘Special Session’

A critical review of the ‘Special Session’

Nearly 200 world leaders and a staggering 3,683 nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) are invited to participate in New York in the United Nations Special Session of the General Assembly on Children in September. The purpose is to reconfirm a global commitment to...

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Fighter for the rights of the child

Author: Korczak, Janusz Publication info: The Jerusalem Post (1950-1988) [Jerusalem, Israel] 14 June 1985: 17. Abstract: In 1912 a Jewish orphanage opened its doors on Krochmalnastreet in Warsaw, with room for About 100 children. In the 30 years of its existence, that...

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The little ruler

The little ruler

Author: Veerman, Philip Publication info: The Jerusalem Post (1950-1988) [Jerusalem, Israel] 15 Aug 1986: A12. ProQuest document link Abstract: THE KING was gravely ill, and his ministers discussed what to do when he died. Full text: Not available. Publication title:...

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