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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 3 August 2010 by UNICEF HQ on Flickr.

Niger, 2009: Three-month-old Abdoulrachid laughs outside his home in Maradi Region. He is exclusively breastfed, thanks to a UNICEF-supported programme that encourages healthy family practices. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrated its 20th anniversary on 20 November 2009. The CRC is the most endorsed human rights treaty in the world, expressing in international law the rights due every child. Article 24 of the Convention recognizes the right of the child to the “highest attainable standard of health,” including health care and nutritious foods.

lol, the baby’s face..

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