June 14, 2016

Finland one of world’s best at safeguarding children’s rights

Finland moved up seven positions in the index from last year’s ranking.
Finland moved up seven positions in the index from last year’s ranking.
Jussi Hellstén / Visit Finland

Finland has been ranked ninth in this years’ Kids Rights Index.

International children’s rights foundation Kids Rights has published its annual index that charts the extent to which countries worldwide adhere to and are equipped to improve the rights of children.

In collaboration with Erasmus University, a total of 163 countries were surveyed across children’s right to life, health, education and protection, along with the enabling environment for child rights.

Finland’s result is an improvement on last year, when it finished in 16th position.

Norway took the Index’s number one spot for the second year in a row, with Portugal, Iceland, Spain and Switzerland rounding out the top five. At the other end of the scale were Vanuatu, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan.

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