When talking about human rights, the priority is always given to the rights of the child.
It is because that this issue is crucial for society, nation and country and humankind as a whole, and that children need special protection of family, society and state due to their mental and physical quality.
Globally however, the rights of child are still subject to a serious challenge.
Recently, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child expressed its grave concern over the fact that a great number of children in the European countries including Czech Republic, Poland and Switzerland are suffering from family violence, prostitution and sexual abuse and being discriminated in gaining access to education and public health care.
In Japan, while parents throw their newborns into the garbage can, it becomes a “trend” that children who are supposed to enjoy loving care are dying from cruelties committed by their own parents.
Not long ago, an incident of raping a teenage girl occurred in Britain, prompting outrage throughout the society.
In the United States – a single country in the world which has not acceded to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – child labor is legally allowed, and over half a million children are forced to work on the farms 72 hours a week on average and live no longer than seven years: the after-effect of the forced labor.
In some places of this planet, such inhuman atrocities as even killing his or her own child are prevalent. By marked contrast in our country however, there are growing number of girl mothers and boy fathers who volunteer to bring up parentless children like their own offspring, and world-startling baby homes and children’s homes have been splendidly built like children’s palaces throughout the country.
Our Republic is highly praised as a country of learning with the introduction of the universal 12-year compulsory education system, and our children are growing up healthily with nothing to envy, receiving all kinds of nourishing foods, even under the difficulties, by the measures taken by the Party and state.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un has reiterated in his historic policy speech given at the 5 th Session of the 14 th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK the need to bring up our children in good health.
Even the same plants differ in rooting rate depending on the soil and nutritive conditions.
The reality proudly speaks of the fact that our children – who are growing up on the fertile soil of socialist system by taking in the nutrition of noble love for posterity by the Workers’ Party of Korea – are the beneficiaries of genuine rights of the child.