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General News of Tuesday, 27 October 2009

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World Youth Alliance Marks UN Human Rights Day

World Youth Alliance an international coalition of young people and youth organizations committed to promoting the dignity of the person at the international level and building solidarity among youth from developed and developing countries in conjunction with GH Network a child development organization marked the UN human rights day focusing on rights of the child at the Center for National culture.

The participants were drawn from the various basic schools within the Accra metropolis to sensitize them on the need for them to know their fundamental human rights as children and to ensure they are not infringed upon in a manner that will temper with their human dignity. It was also marked with activities such as indomie eating competition, urban pro fashion and dancing competition.

The country representative for WYA Mr. Yaw Dapaa cautioned parents to desist from acts that will undermine the rights and dignity of their wards and pay vigorous attention to their education and welfare.

Mr. Mohammed Obosu who is an assistant director of WYA also reiterated the need for children to know their basic rights and use it as a guide for their moral up bringing and take their education seriously, since that is the only guaranteed way they can have a sustainable life and compete fairly in the global world.

The occasion was rounded up with certificates given to participated schools and prizes to participants who took part in the various competitions.