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Kennan, Danielle and Keenaghan, Celia and O'Connor, Una and Kinlen, Louise and McCord, John (2011) A rights–based approach to monitoring children and young people’s well–being. Galway: Children and Youth Programme.

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This Foundation Report is the first in a Special Report Series addressing the well-being of children and youth in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Report corresponds with three key UNESCO aims: to strengthen awareness of human rights; to act as a catalyst for regional and national action in human rights; and to foster co-operation with a range of stakeholders and networks working with, or on behalf of, children and youth.

This Foundation Report, whilst focusing on Ireland and Northern Ireland, reflects the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) position that rights and well-being are a global concern and the extent to which they are realised affects the lives of all children and young people.

The Report integrates the position of UNESCO on rights and well-being2 into current thinking and practice in Ireland and Northern Ireland in responding to the lessons of the past and shaping a society where a happy childhood is a norm and not an aspiration. The specific purpose of the Report is to contribute to a shared understanding of a human rights-based approach to monitoring children and young people’s well-being.


Date:2011
Pages:54 p.
Publisher:Children and Youth Programme
Place of Publication:Galway
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of child
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
T Demographic characteristics > Child
MM-MO Crime and law > Legal rights > Civil rights

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