“Today, as we celebrate the 66’anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), we must not forget also the fight of the defenders of childhood and adolescence in the world working for peace, justice, social inclusion and dignity of street and working children/ adolescent, often exploited by the global mafia”.
So the Italian parliamentary Davide Mattiello (PD) declared in Rome, after he met Cristiano Morsolin, human rights expert in Latin-America since 2001. Mattiello supports the book “On children’s rights debt – Reconsidering the debates about working and street children in a globalized world”, a collective work with experiences from Mexico, Brazil, Senegal, India and Italy.
“These voices tell the alternatives, the best practices of change from below, from civil society combat exclusion, which must interrogate the United Nations system and also the Italian government to open tables of consultation joint work between the UN, civil society, universities, world government and international cooperation”, concludes the press release of the Italian parliamentary Davide Mattiello (PD), member of Antimafia Parliamentary Commission.
Rome, 10 December 2014