Adopted on Nov. 2 at the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, the ASEAN Declaration on the Rights of Children in the Context of Migration highlights the increased commitment of ASEAN member states on migration issues that affect the region, starting with the less controversial subject for the organization: children. It was adopted in conjunction with 30 years of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The preamble notes with “deep concern the millions of children worldwide who are displaced from their homes, including by conflict, poverty, disaster, climate change and environmental degradation, experience exploitation, deprivation and discrimination on their journeys within and across borders”.
The term “migrant” is preferable to “refugee” because first, it covers a larger scope than “refugee” as define...
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