New Global Child Support Convention Holds Promise for Millions of Children Worldwide

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By Ulysses Smith, Menaka Nayar

In 1924, the League of Nations — precursor to the United Nations — passed the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, proclaiming that “mankind owes to the Child the best that it has to give,” and that “[t]he child must be given the means requisite for its normal development, both materially and spiritually...”