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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

What is the UNCRC?

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of UNICEF’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

 

 

What makes the UNCRC so special?

 

The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.

 

Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.

 

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