(Newsweek) – Twenty-five years ago, iPods, Wi-Fi and the Google search engine didn’t exist. These inventions have changed people’s lives. Has technology been able to do the same for the world’s children? Thursday marks the 25 years since the United Nations ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which established basic human rights for the world’s children. While massive challenges still exist for children worldwide, including access to education and gender equality, technological advances can help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities around the world, a new report by UNICEF says.