Category Archives: 2002

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Reporting System and the Physical Environment

Save the Children Sweden (SCS) has been developing a focus on children’s environments, and especially the environments of urban children in low-income countries. As part of SCS's initial exploration, a number of background documents have been produced, including these reporting guidelines. The main objective of this report is to evaluate the attention given … Continue Reading ››

The problem of children’s injuries in low-income countries

Unintentional injuries are the cause of death and disability for millions of children every year in low-income countries. Challenging living conditions, heavy traffic, a lack of safe play space and an absence of child care options, together with a disproportionate vulnerability to injury, combine to put children at high risk. Inaccessible and unaffordable … Continue Reading ››

Building better cities with children and youth

Although in Environment & Urbanization have focused on children, the last issue that dealt exclusively with children’s concerns came out in 1990. This focused primarily on urban children’s vulnerabilities to disease, acci- dents and early death as a result of their poor living environments. There has been depressingly … Continue Reading ››