Convention on the Rights of the Child

For every child, every right

Children running in the village of Alibeit, in the South of Chad.  For every child, happiness.
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Children in Chad have reason to celebrate in 2019 and 2020, as both years mark important anniversaries for the progress and development of the rights and well-being of the child.

 

Convention on the rights of the child. 

2019 marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This treaty was adopted by United Nations Member States on 20th November 1989. 

Chad signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in September 1990 and ratified the treaty, committing to adopt it into national law, on 2 October 1990.

Explore the history and content of the Convention on the Rights of the Child here

 

The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Meanwhile in 1990, members states of the African Union – which, at the time, was the Organization of African Unity – agreed to develop the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, otherwise known as the Children’s Charter.

Like the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Children’s Charter sets out rights and defines universal principles and norms for the status of children. It was developed to emphasize the specific issues, cultural values and experiences impacting the African Child. The Children’s Charter was adopted on 11 July 1990 and came into effect in 1999.

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