Convention on the Rights of the Child

Sport and play

Children have the right to rest and leisure, to engage in sport and play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

UNICEF Image: Infographic on sport: Play and sport are every child's right!
Children have the right to rest and leisure, to engage in sport and play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

Play and sport are not luxuries reserved for only a few—they are every child’s right. Play an teach children important life-saving lessons and give them the skills they need to live together peacefully. Organizations around the world are increasingly recognizing and harnessing the power of sport and play to meet children’s needs.

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Team UNICEF is a new platform to feature the many activities, events and processes UNICEF has in place to promote sport and the right of play, together with a spirit of collaboration, teamwork and energy that sport evokes.


 

 

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