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Lecture 3 Wednesday 30 th April. Global Perspectives on Social Policy: Human Rights, UNCRC and Global Youth work. Overview of the lecture In this lecture we will explore the Social Policy from a Global perspective.

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Global perspectives on social policy human rights uncrc and global youth work

Lecture 3

Wednesday 30th April

Global Perspectives

on Social Policy: Human Rights, UNCRC and Global Youth work


Overview of the lecture

In this lecture we will explore the Social Policy from a Global perspective.

We will introduce the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Human rights and how this relates to social policy and community youth work.

Finally, we will explore the concept of Global Youth work and how it should be embraced in our youth work practice..


Recap on previous session

Social Policy

RECAP on previous session


What is the uncrc

It is a human rights treaty ratified by national, and bound by international Law.

What is the UNCRC?


Who ensures that it is implemented

The UN committee on the Rights of the Child received reports on an annual basis from member countries. This committee is made up of member countries

Who ensures that it is implemented


When did the crc come into place

20 on an annual basis from member countries. This committee is made up of member countriesth November 1989

It came into force on 2nd September 1990

When did the CRC come into place.


Who has signed up to the uncrc

Currently there are 194 countries. on an annual basis from member countries. This committee is made up of member countries

Who has signed up to the UNCRC?


Can you name the 3 countries that have not ratified the uncrc

Somalia, South Sudan and the USA. on an annual basis from member countries. This committee is made up of member countries

Can you name the 3 countries that have not ratified the UNCRC?


Why a separate convention for children

The UNCRC does not have anything different than the UDHR but it was agreed that Children being children were not able to access these rights and so there needed to be separate legislation. It is up the Government, Parents and Adults everywhere to make sure Children can access their rights. We are the custodians of Children’s rights

Why a separate convention for children?


What s in the uncrc

Decide in small groups if the cards are representing articles in the UNCRC

What’s in the UNCRC?


The uncrc in practice

The UNCRC in Practice articles in the UNCRC


Why won t the usa sign up to the uncrc

Parents see it as interfering – mistrust of the UN (Europeans telling us what do to !)

It would over ride American Law

Children would have a choice to “opt in” to sex education and “alternative world views”

Children would have a right to choose their own religion and Children should believe what their parents believe

Why won’t the USA sign up to the UNCRC?


As a qualified youth worker/minister, what are some of the implication the UNCRC will have on your practice?


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