Timeline
Looking at the development of the Rights of the Child trough the years and tracing Montessori contribution to it.
Timeline
Montessori and the Rights of the Child
1907
1907
First Casa dei Bambini
is opened at 53 Via dei Marsi in the San Lorenzo district of Rome.
1924
1924
Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child
is adopted by the League of Nations.
1929
1929
Association Montessori Internationale
is founded in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1932
1932
Second International Montessori Congress
takes place in Nice, France. Montessori delivers lecture Peace and Education, published by the International Bureau of Education, Geneva.
1937
1937
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.
1950
1950
General Conference of UNESCO
Maria Montessori gives a historic speech.
1959
1959
Declaration of the Rights of the Child
is adopted in an extended form by the United Nations.
1989
1989
Convention on the Rights of the Child
is adopted by the UN General Assembly and opened for signature.
1999
1999
Educateurs sans Frontières
is founded by Renilde Montessori.
2000
2000
Millennium Development Goals
are established following the Millenium Summit of the UN at the World Education Forum, Dakar.
2000
2000
Education for All Movement
established in April 2000 at the World Economic Forum in Senegal, Africa.
2015
2015
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.
Maria Montessori
Letter to All Governments, 1947
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