Save the Children marks the 30th Anniversary of UNCRC

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Save the Children in Ethiopia, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Women, Children and Youth, marked the 30th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The anniversary is historic for Save the Children as it coincides with our 100th Anniversary at which we have been able to mark our century of hard work ever since Eglantyne Jebb founded Save the Children in 1919 as a global movement that works for the rights of all children. The UNCRC document finds its roots in the Child Rights Convention that Jebb drafted and was later adopted into the 1924 Declaration on the Rights of the Child.
On the occasion, Her Excellency Yalem Tsegay, Minister of Women, Children and Youth expressed commitment of her government to prioritize children in Ethiopia and their rights. Yalem said the Ethiopian government is determined to deliver on the global commitment expressed in the UNCRC and to that end “children and their rights are placed at the center of all our major national policies and strategies.”