UNICEF & The Scout Movement in Denmark Team Up to Advance Children’s Rights
For the next three years, UNICEF Denmark and the Danish Scout organization will join forces to advance children's rights. The first action consists of a collaboration on the development of activities for thousands of Scouts, Guides and school children across the country.
The UNICEF know-how and expertise in the field of children’s rights, has been matched with the 100 years of non-formal education experience carried by Scouting.
The two leading organizations are determined to explore the possibilities through an ambitious three-year collaboration, including a set of concrete activities and educational programmes.
“The cooperation between UNICEF and the Scouting Movement in Denmark has a clear goal - that children and young people get even better knowledge of children's rights. In this way, children can create and safeguard their own rights to a safe life while growing up. By collaborating with the Scouts, we have found a partner who not only shares our set of values but also can translate knowledge and learning into concrete activities involving children and young people,” says Karen Hækkerup, Secretary General of UNICEF Denmark.
Children's rights are the “DNA” of the new collaboration. Scouts in Denmark represent more than 70,000 children and young people. They are very excited by this ambitious partnership.
“We look forward to using all our experience in developing activities to make the UN children's rights even more tangible and present for Danish children and young people.”
The goal is to contribute in the shaping of a new generation of children and youth who have knowledge of children’s rights and experience an increase of their strength to control their own lives in the best possible way” says Kristine Clemmensen-Rotne, one of the two presidents of the Scout Movement in Denmark.