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Life skills

Convention on the rights of the child

Children's rights are most fully articulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Created over a period of ten years with the input of representatives from different societies, religions and cultures, the Convention was adopted as an international human rights treaty on 20 November 1989. The Convention is the most universally accepted human rights instrument in history.

For a skills-based approach to learning about the Convention, see UNICEF's "It's Only Right! A practical guide to learning about the convention on the rights of the child", available from the Education Section at UNICEF, New York.



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