Children are the most vulnerable members of society, relying on adults to protect and nurture them. Unfortunately, in various parts of the world, children continue to suffer from grave violations of their rights. These violations not only cause immediate harm but also have long-lasting effects on their physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. In 1999, the first resolution on children and armed conflict adopted by the United Nations Security Council placed the issue of children affected by war on the Council’s agenda.
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th, and this year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The day is meant to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our environment and taking action to protect it. One of the ways that we can do this is by planting trees, and Rise to Inspire Africa (RIA) Initiative, funded by Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI), is leading the way in sensitizing people about this important issue.