Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children, or all people under the age of 18, have the same human rights as adults. In 1979, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention that would recognize they not only have rights, but require specific care and protection that adults do not. This special convention became known as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention) and was implemented ten years later in 1989.

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