The UN Prevents Sudanese Children from Attaining their Rights

Al-Sammani Awadallah

Several childhood issues in Sudan advocates who are specialized in child protection and who speak for abused children were surprised by the unexpected resolution of the UN against a member state. The resolution targets innocent children despite that the children are under the protection of the children in peace as well as war conditions.

The UN mixed up its humanitarian work with the political one.

In a consultative session with the Secretary-General of the Child Welfare Council, Dr. Abdul Gadir Abdallah Abu on the arrangements for launching a conference on the social responsibility towards children which the Council is preparing to launch in the upcoming days, the participants in the session thought that the UN is involved and that the conference represents a support to the UN efforts on the issue, but they were surprised when they knew that the conference is to deal with the UN resolution according to which the international organization stopped its support to the child programs in Sudan upon the directives of the UNSG following the 25th October move taken by 1st Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan.

The UN step was condemned by all those who attended the consultative session with the Secretary-general of the Child Welfare Council as it violates the UN Charter, considering that the children category in Sudan is fragile and deserves all possible support even if they are under war umbrella.

Abdul Gadir pointed out that they established the social responsibility body to urge the Sudanese society to pay more attention to Childhood, especially after the stop of the recent resolution of the UN according to which it stopped the international support. The newly established apparatus aims at allocating agricultural areas to support the social responsibility program in all states.

He affirmed that the proposed conference will take place next May, affirming that it will play a great role in promoting social responsibility.

Regrettably, the UN organization and its agencies are punishing the children of a country that is still a member state and its membership is not suspended.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion, or abilities.

The four core principles of non-discrimination are devotion to the best interests of the child, the right to life, survival, and development.

The Convention protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care, education, and legal, civil, and social services.

The most important rights of the child on the UN Convention on the rights of the child are read:

  1. Every child has the right to be born well.
  2. Every child has the right to a wholesome family life.
  3. Every child has the right to be raised well and become a contributing member of society.
  4. Every child has the right to basic needs.
  5. Every child has the right to access what they need to have a good life.

It is high time for the international organization to reconsider its unfair and unjust decision to save the innocent children of Sudan.

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