Nov. 22, 2017 -- On Nov. 15, Justin Forsyth, UNICEF's deputy executive director, receives an interview with Xinhua in New York before the World Children’s Day on Nov. 20. (Xinhua / Li Muzi)
Nov. 22, 2017 -- China’s development has benefited tens of millions of children. The United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been working closely with the Chinese government to guarantee more children enjoy health and education benefits. This conforms to China’s aim of solving the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life, said Justin Forsyth, UNICEF's deputy executive director.
The United Nations (UN) adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989, and the day has since been recognized as Universal Children's Day, now called World Children’s Day.
Children should live in a peaceful, friendly and healthy environment. However, some of them still suffer from wars, malnutrition, hunger and cold. In accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the UNICEF has made great efforts to realize their rights to survival and education and to help them tap their potentials.
By: Ma Wenhui