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Oman child rights saviour

30 May 2020

Oman is ranked among the best countries in the world when it comes to taking care of children’s rights. Oman has been ranked 21st in the world in the KidsRights Index 2020.  

Tunisia, at 17th rank, is the only Arab country higher placed than Oman, while all other Arab and GCC countries are ranked way below the sultanate.  

Iceland ranks first as the country where children’s rights are best guaranteed, followed by Switzerland and Finland. Countries receive scores in five areas, including education, protection and enabling environment for child rights. Chad, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone are at the bottom of the 2020 Index.  

With the overall score of 0.855, Oman is ranked 21st, while it performance in other parameters is noticeably praiseworthy. Oman’s Health ranking is 81st (score: 0.907), Life ranking 50th (score: 0.896), Education ranking 77th (score: 0.737), Protection ranking 37 (score: 0.972) and Environment rank is 20-30 (score: 0.786)  

Among the GCC nations, Oman is followed by Qatar (41st), Bahrain (58th), UAE (74th), Kuwait (90th) and Saudi Arabia (158).  

The KidsRights Index is the first and only global ranking that annually measures how children’s rights are respected worldwide and to what extent countries are committed to improving the rights of children. 

The KidsRights Index is an initiative of the KidsRights Foundation, in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Economics and the International Institute of Social Studies. It comprises a ranking for all UN member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and for which sufficient data is available, a total of 182 countries. 

COUNTRY: OMAN 
Kids Rights Index ranking: 21 (score: 0.855) 
Health ranking: 81 (score: 0.907) 
Life ranking: 50 (score: 0.896) 
Education ranking: 77 (score: 0.737) 
Protection ranking: 37 (score: 0.972) 
Environment ranking: 20-30 (score: 0.786)

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