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The Convention on the Rights of the Child: The children's version


The image shows a cheerful child with their hands serving as binoculars with the cover of the Convention on the Rights of the Child publication.
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This year's World Children's Day marks the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an important agreement by countries who have promised to protect children’s rights.  

The Convention explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments. All the rights are connected, they are all equally important and they cannot be taken away from children.  

To read the child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and access the resources kit, please visit: https://www.unicef.org/child-rights-convention/convention-text-childrens-version.  

Produced by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)