Welcome to Children’s week 2022.
Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child says: ‘All Children have the right to a standard of living that supports their wellbeing and healthy development.’ So for all of us this Article speaks of what we should do as parents family members teachers and indeed everyone in the community.
I think it also means that we should do what we can to support those aims for children who are in very different circumstances. And many there are throughout the World. Particularly this year we are all very conscious of the devastation for so many children in Ukraine. The impact of the unjustified invasion and war being waged against Ukraine by their neighbour Russia has no regard for children’s wellbeing and healthy development. Many children have been killed in the conflict.
Since Covid-19, life has been challenging for many people.
To the ACT Children’s Week Committee and to those of you who do so much for children in the ACT and this program, thank you for your perseverance and imagination to see we are still able to celebrate Children’s Week.