The Rights of Children is a visual representation – in photographs by Giacomo Pirozzi – of the rights specific to children that are defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child . It consists of eight chapters illustrating principal articles of the Convention that detail these rights and the obligations of States and citizens to implement them.

A foreword by acclaimed actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow recounts her experience witnessing child rights violations in many war-affected countries, and affirms the capacity of all people to effect positive change. The introduction, by UNICEF Senior Photography Editor Ellen Tolmie , describes photography’s historical depiction of children and its critical role as evidence in documenting, and affecting, the fulfilment or denial of children’s rights in daily life.

The Rights of Children is a gift to UNICEF on the 20th anniversary of the Convention from Paolo Allori of Tipolito Duemila Group Srl and Edizioni Imprinting, in Florence, Italy.

I strongly believe that there can be no concessions about our commitment to child rights.
May this book be a call to action, inspiring us to work with tireless energy to see it fully honoured and its sphere of influence expanded to embrace all children, everywhere.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow