Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Keith Weed: Reflects on Universal Children’s Day (TriplePundit)

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.”

Today is Universal Children’s Day, and these words spoken by Kofi Annan have never sounded more relevant. Every day, on the news and on social media, we see pictures and read stories of famine and floods, droughts and demonstrations; confronting us with the effects of increasing resource scarcity, climate change, food security, civil unrest and poverty. We are increasingly aware of the people left behind.

Many people wonder how we are going to address these challenges, which can feel overwhelming, confusing and insurmountable.

At Unilever, we think that the answer is in our children.

Read the full blog here.