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Convention on the Rights of the Child

Videos from around the world explaining, celebrating and advancing the CRC

UNICEF’s commitment to children’s rights is fundamental to its mission – a commitment enhanced by the Convention in 1989.

Below are just some of the tremendous videos that have been produced to forward this idea around the world.

Please enjoy them – in their variety, their scope and their presentation of this most important theme: that children have human rights that can be enumerated and must be advanced and protected.

2014: the 25th anniversary
• Every child has the right to health and health services
South Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Dx0UY8-1Q

• Every child has the right to an adequate standard of living
Nepal, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JumQ__EcJc
Thirsty Girl, created at the OneMinutesJr workshop.

• A child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will
From the “2 lives: 2 miles apart” series: What is home?
 Armenia, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FveY-24qt9o

• What are child rights?
Brother and sister duo Jack and Ruby explore the CRC
Australia, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1BFLitBkco

• All children with disabilities should enjoy a full and decent life, with dignity, promote self-reliance and active participation in the community
Created at the OneMinutesJr Haiti workshop.

2009: the 20th anniversary
"For Every Child" is a UNICEF program that highlights the importance of realizing children's rights from the CRC
The four-and-a-half-minute video is set to "Lullaby, The UNICEF Anthem" composed and produced by UNICEF Canada Ambassador Steve Barakatt. The orchestral piece, released to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, features a variety of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, world renowned artists and other supporters.

• Every child has the right to self-expression:
Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRzYrnjiqaw
From the UNICEF: "A Minute for My Rights" video project

• Every child has the right to a healthy environment:
Kenya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVFTlxTddFI

• All children have the right to protection and care when affected by an armed conflict.
Iraq, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv3M6R-YMe4
The Iraq Children's Appeal, crafted by and for young people, was launched in Baghdad as part of a special project between UNICEF and the non-governmental organization Al-Amal to help promote a culture of children's rights in Iraq.

• Every child has the right to protection from abuse
Jamaica, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGLnnk46UQ0
Video produced at UNICEF Animation workshop. Music by Charles Lewis.

• Every child has the right to play
Geneva, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wkAITSz4mg
Produced by UNESCO

• Every child has the right to an education
India: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5R4jAxKY-I

• Every child has the right to self-expression:
Chile, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV8L9xC0ZYA

• Every child has the right of self-expression
US, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqc89bRcGa8
One of UNICEF's Cartoons for Children's Rights, presented by Nickelodeon, directed by Bob Peterson and animated by Pixar.




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