“Child Rights Champions”

We called upon the candidates to the European Parliament to sign our Manifesto and become a “Child Rights Champion”

Why?

·         Around 100 million children live in the European Union. And children make up half the population developing countries.

·         Their lives are affected daily by EU policies, law-making and actions.

·         All EU Member States signed the UN Child Rights Convention (UNCRC) and therefore have to promote, protect and fulfill the rights of every child within their borders.

·         The Lisbon Treaty makes the promotion of children’s rights an explicit objective for the European Union.

·         And the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights requires that the best interest of the child is a primary consideration in all EU action.

With the European Parliament elections approaching, it is now time to translate these commitments into concrete results for children!

Up till the 6th May 2014 the following candidates responded positively and signed the Manifesto (by Party and in alphabetical order):

 

DHSY:

StylianidesChoplarouZenios

Christos Stylianides

Rena Choplarou

Stavros Zenios

 

AKEL:

CPolycarpouSylikiotisStavrinidesEvagorouHatjigeorgiouVPolycarpou

Charis Polycarpou

Neoklis Sylikiotis

Panayiotis Stavrinidis

Stavros Evagorou

Takis Hatjigeorgiou

Vera Polycarpou

 

DHKO:

PapadopoulouAristidou

Antigoni Papadopoulou

Constantinos Aristidou

 

Cyprus Greens (on the EDEK-GREENS coalition)

ChrysostomouYiallouridesPerdikis

Eleni Chrysostomou

Stavros Yiallourides

Yiorgos Perdikes

 

Citizens Alliance (Symmahia Politon):

Aggelides

Simos Angelides

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