Declaration of the Rights of the Child


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Declaration of the Rights of the Child

 

adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 20, 1959. The need for the special protection of the rights of the child was first stated in the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1924). The declaration adopted by the United Nations proclaims the equal rights of the child in regard to upbringing, education, security, and physical and mental development without distinction or discrimination on account of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. The declaration calls upon parents, voluntary organizations, and national governments to recognize the rights of the child and strive for their observance by legislative and other measures. In many states, including all the socialist states, the principles of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child are secured by the constitution and documents of various state and public organizations.

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He said the Day is an occasion for us all to reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental principles laid down in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child as well as our national obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child.
On November 20, 1959 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
THE Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child adopted by the League of Nations in 1924 clearly stated, "the child that is hungry must be fed, the child that is sick must be nursed, the child that is backward must be helped, the delinquent child must be reclaimed and the orphan and the waif must be sheltered and succoured'.
The goal of the Cross-Disability Inclusion Program is to ensure that all children in Georgia realize their human rights as outlined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
It is observed on November 20, the day the UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
One of the most important documents in this regard is the Declaration of the Rights of the Child adopted by the UN General Assembly Resolution 136 (XIV) of December 10, 1959.
It's [mankind's] moments of tragedy [that] inspire legislative transformation, he said, pointing out that the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1924, years after World War I ended.
Children's rights are respected under the United Nations' Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
5) Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child, League of Nations, 5th Assembly, adopted 26 September 1924; Clare Mulley, The Woman Who Saved the Children (Oneworld Publications, 2009).
November 20, marks the day on which the General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
In the 1924 Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the dominant concern was securing the material needs of the child.
The Declaration of Geneva formed the foundation of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child 1959 (30) which went on to formulate more precise educational standards.

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