The world’s first declaration on children’s rights was written by Save the Children’s founder, Eglantyne Jebb, in 1923.
Jebb's Declaration of the Rights of the Child formed the basis for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), an international statement that sets out fundamental rights for all children.
Almost every country in the world has signed up to the UNCRC, but many still fail to prioritise and protect children.
Children around the world still face poverty, disease, discrimination and exploitation every day. Many are out of school, used as cheap labour or recruited into armed forces. Millions face danger as refugees and many have been separated from their parents.