Convention on the Rights of the Child

FACT SHEET: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNICEF/ Djemidzic

Highlights

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history.

The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – i.e., as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.

The unprecedented acceptance of the Convention clearly shows a wide global commitment to advancing children’s rights.  

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UNICEF
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English, Bosnian

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