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Video: Children's Rights: A 25-year promise

Twenty five years ago, world leaders made a promise: to protect and fulfil the rights of all children. But the reality is that, 25-years on, that promise remains unfulfilled for millions of children throughout the world.

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Today, 18,000 children under the age of five still die every day from preventable causes; as many as 1.5 billion children are at risk of violence annually; and 1 in 3 children in developing countries are malnourished. These are just some of the statistics which prove that, while much progress has indeed been made, much remains to be done.

The EU has a key role to play in changing this picture and fulfilling the rights of all children – both within the EU and beyond.

Watch the video to find out what EU leaders can do to help fulfil this 25-year promise.