1979 is the United Nations International Year of the Child. The Federal Government, State Governments and municipal councils have already appointed I.Y.C. Committees. Judging by the first leaflets produced by the Victorian Government’s I.Y.C. Committee, such committees will tend to confine “Children’s Year” to sentimental and trivial activities. But^like International Women’s Year (I.W.Y.) 1975, the campaign around “Children’s Year” is beginning to have a life of its own. All sorts of community groups are initiating their own plans for strengthening and extending their activities during Children’s Year and new links between organisations are developing.
Recommended CitationCrow, Ruth and Crow, Maurie, The challenge of Children's Year 1979: the 'Me Generation', consumerism and Age-ism, Australian Left Review, 1(70), 1979, 19-28.