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Today the International Social Service network celebrates the Universal Children's Day and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was adopted unanimously by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989.
To date, the CRC has been signed by 192 nations, of which only 2 have not yet ratified it.
Despite the worldwide ratification of the CRC and although the ideas to preserve children's rights and to protect them are universally accepted concepts in the 21st century with tremendous positive impact on the children's life. The practical application of the CRC could still be very much improved. Transforming the engaging words of the articles of the convention into acts remains far from being accomplished globally.
In the complex arena of child protection, where urgency of action should be the driving force, the International Social Service, which was established in 1924 to "protect and unite children and families across borders" calls on all actors of society, at national and international levels, to continue to spare no effort to make the CRC a reality, in every neighborhood, in every town, in every nation and across borders worldwide.