How UNCRC Assists Children Worldwide

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was passed in 1989.  It is the premier treaty on child human rights and the most widely accepted human rights treaty.

The UNCRC was the first treaty to guarantee rights of children under the age of eighteen.  It is based on four main principles.  1. all children are equal, 2. have the right to have their basic needs fulfilled,  3. have the right to be protected from abuse/exploitation and  4. have the right to express their own opinions.   This article explains 10 ways that the UNCRC supports children around the world.

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