Looking at the development of the Rights of the Child trough the years and tracing Montessori contribution to it.
Montessori and the Rights of the Child
First Casa dei Bambini
is opened at 53 Via dei Marsi in the San Lorenzo district of Rome.
Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child
is adopted by the League of Nations.
Association Montessori Internationale
is founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Second International Montessori Congress
takes place in Nice, France. Montessori delivers lecture Peace and Education, published by the International Bureau of Education, Geneva.
Sixth International Montessori Congress
takes place in Copenhagen; the theme is "Educate for Peace." Montessori delivers several lectures later collected in Education and Peace (first published in Italy as Educazione e Pace, 1949). Montessori founds the Social Party of the Child.
General Conference of UNESCO
Maria Montessori gives a historic speech.
Declaration of the Rights of the Child
is adopted in an extended form by the United Nations.
Convention on the Rights of the Child
is adopted by the UN General Assembly and opened for signature.
Educateurs sans Frontières
is founded by Renilde Montessori.
Millennium Development Goals
are established following the Millenium Summit of the UN at the World Education Forum, Dakar.
Education for All Movement
established in April 2000 at the World Economic Forum in Senegal, Africa.
Sustainable Development Goals
set by the United Nations General Assembly.
Man must be cultivated from the beginning of life when the great powers of nature are at work. It is then that one can hope to plan for a better international understanding.