For every child, every right
The 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa
On 20 November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a landmark achievement that has since become the world’s most widely ratified human rights treaty. In the 30 years since its adoption, the Convention has helped to transform children’s lives around the world. It inspired changes in laws and policies for children and contributed to increased investments in children’s health, nutrition, education and protection, alongside enabling more children to have a voice on issues that affect them.
Children, heroes of their own rights
The Convention on the Rights of the Child wants all children to enjoy all their rights.
Right to participation
All children and young people have the right to be heard and participate in decisions that affect them.
Right to quality healthcare
All children have the right to quality healthcare.
Right to protection against violence
Children have the right to be protected from violence, abuse and neglect by those who look after them.
Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ghana
This short video from Ghana, the first country in the world to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, explains what the Convention is.
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