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Climate change threatens children’s rights

UNICEF Champion for Children and Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Faith Marshall Harris, says children rights will remain under threat once climate change is an issue.

She raised the point during a Global Youth Summit Network on Climate Change and Health organized by the Ashley Lashley Foundation.

She says there is need for more advocacy on these issues.

UNICEF Champion for Children and Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Faith Marshall Harris

Mrs Marshall-Harris adds that the Convention of the Rights of the Child guarantees a number of important rights and is one of the few instruments that require states to take steps to protect the environment.

UNICEF Champion for Children and Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Faith Marshall Harris

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