The Summit is a historic gathering of over 100 Heads of State/Government to pledge themselves, their nations and governments, to afford children their birth rights. It provides an opportunity to identify the needs of children and to work in unison towards the reduction of infant mortality; assurance of maternal health; provision of safe water supply; protection of children against abuse and hazards; their assistance in difficult circumstances; their wholesome growth and preparation for an economically productive and socially responsible life.
The Summit intends to put children high and firmly on the agenda of the 1990s giving them \'first call\' on the world\'s conscience and resources in good times or bad, war or peace. It provides an impetus for ratification of Convention on the Rights of the Child, a historic legal codification of society\'s responsibilities to children, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. The Government of Pakistan has recently decided to sign and ratify this U.N. Convention.
Pakistan is committed to promote total development of all children as also welfare of the disadvantaged and disabled. Non-Government Organisations concerned are motivated and assisted by government to share and supplement its efforts towards survival, protection and development of children. The stamp symbolises the deep interest, close concern and dedicated commitment of Pakistan to the cause of children.
Contributed by: National Commission for Child Welfare and Development, Special Education & Social Welfare Division, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.
To commemorate the occasion Pakistan Post Office is issuing a commemorative postage stamp of Rs. 7/- denomination on the eve of World Summit for Children on September 29, 1990.