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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Incensed by images she had seen of starving children in Germany and Austria following the First World War, Eglantyne Jebb went on to defend every child's rights - whoever they are, wherever they are - by writing the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1924.
In 1924, Eglantyne presented the League of Nations with a Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which inspired the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Established in April 1919 by an outspoken and pioneering champion of children, EglantyneJebb, who stood for the rights of children and authored the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, and subsequently inspired the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In 2018, the Juvenile Justice System Act sought to improve upon the flaws in the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (2000), and incorporate the spirit of the UN's Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Our justice system particularly where it concerns children must continue to strive towards being more restorative, not retributive.
These ordinances were an attempt to conform to international standards of protecting juveniles, standards underscored in the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. 'Special protection', 'care' and 'guidance' are the some of the most resonant terms with which the declaration regards the treatment of children.
All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection." Moreover, next year, we will celebrate two equally important anniversaries for the protection of child rights and childhood: the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child, as well as the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Killed by the Nazis in 1942, Korczak was among the earliest supporters of the notion that children have rights, an idea he promoted on a radio program he hosted before the war and as a signatory to the 1924 Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
The Declaration of the Rights of the Child, then known as the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child, is an international document promoting child rights, drafted by Jebb.
On November 20 in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and in 1989, the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Two key events anchored the worldwide commitments to promote children's rights at the international agenda, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights on the Child set out a number of children's rights including the right to life, health, education and to play.
20 (BNA): Bahrain joined the world today in celebrating the World Children's Day which coincides with the annual anniversary of the UN General Assembly's endorsement of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
November 20 is important as it was the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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