UN Formally Recognises Rights of Street Children
The General Comment is the UN’s legal advice to governments around the world on how to ensure that street connected children have access to the same rights as all children, and on 6th July this was published.
Previously Governments did not recognise that children who live on the streets have the same human rights as other children. This is a huge step to enable organisations to help improve their lives. Consortium for Street Children, and other similar charities now need to work with Governments to ensure the guidance is implemented and becomes a reality for all street children.