The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
Further information about the convention, can be found on UNICEF’s website, the only organisation working for children recognised by the Convention.
At Four Lanes, the UNCRC forms the basis of our aims and ethos shaping our policies and practice.
Last Week – Monday 10th December marked the 70th Anniversary of the Convention of Human Rights.
We marked it in school with assemblies and activities that helped us link the world changing convention to the United Nation’s Children’s Rights Charter that underpins all that we do here at school.
The children explored each of the Human rights and decided which they thought had most impact on lives, made posters and how we could ensure we lived by them day to day.
As a UNCRC supporting school, we think this very important petition, launched last week, would be worth sharing with our whole community. Your children will be able to information about the ‘rights of the child’, the UNCRC and how it affects their lives and those of others that live without the rights.
Please follow the link if you would like to ask more world leaders to commit to doing more to fulfil child rights across the globe.