Kids Meeting Kids

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 380 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025
380 Riverside Drive, Box 8H,


New York, N.Y., 10025
Phone: (212) 662-2327
Fax: (212) 222-1416



324 West 96th Street,
New York, N.Y., 10025
Phone: (212) 663-6368
Fax: (212) 663-8698
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
Website: http://kidsmeetingkids.org/
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Areas:
  • Education
Short description:
MISSION
The goal of Perhaps...Kids Meeting Kids Can Make A Difference is to put an end to the violence and injustice ruining the lives of too many kids in this city (New York), and in the world, by
- promoting Physical and Pyschological Recovery and Social Reintegration
- ensuring respect for children's fundamental rights, measures to promote their health, nutrition, pyschosocial well-being and education must be the pillars of all humanitarian assistance policy and programs.


STORY
This is a non-profit organization that started as a group of children at the height of the Cold War with the idea that if kids got together they could make for a more peace and fairness in the world. After more than 25 years, the organization has involved many thousands of kids from all over the New York City area and from over 140 countries.


Kids-and grownups are beginning to speak up about child labor and prostitution, about the treatment of kids and families in times of war, about guns and weapons and beginning to get rid of them.
Kids in the U.S. have to work to see that the U.S. government ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Kids from all around the world have to see that their government keeps the promises they have made to kids when they ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


International human rights and humanitarian standards relating to children in situations of armed conflict must be widely disseminated and vigorously enforced. Broad awareness of the rights of the child must be promoted and education and training activities developed.


Monitor and Report Violations of Childs Rights
Children in armed conflict must be treated as a distinct and priority concern in all human rights, humanitarian and development activities. Effective mechanisms for monitoring and reporting violations of children's rights must be established.
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