Rights of the Child



“Recalling that, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has proclaimed that childhood is entitled to special care and assistance ... Recognizing that the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding ... and brought up in the spirit of the ideals... of peace, dignity, tolerance, freedom, equality and solidarity."

~ Convention on the Rights of the Child, Preamble, 1989

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This lesson helps students understand understand the concept that all people’s human rights are important no matter how small or big or how young or old they are.
This lesson helps build a general understanding about rights and responsibilities regarding children.
Winter 2014 edition of Rights Sites News dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of children in the U.S. and around the world and supporting teachers in creating child-friendly, rights-respecting classrooms.