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Special Feature UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Since 1946, UNICEF, a special program of the United Nations (UN), has provided aid for projects that help and improve children's welfare in various countries, particularly in emergency situations and in countries that are less developed. If you have learned about UNICEF through school, you would know that they are also serious about promoting children's rights. Yes, your rights! Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It is an international human rights treaty that ensures EVERY CHILD up to the age of 18 is protected and empowered by a set of rights. The 195 member states from the UN, except the USA, have officially consented and ratified the Rights of the Child treaty since it was released in 1989. Ratifying the treaty means that they are not only endorsing the principles but committing to being legally bound. Ready to know the rights you hold? 34
INTERNATIONAL Tweens Why need to know about UNICEF does every child & CRC First, a quick test of what you know... Q: What does UNICEF stand for? 1. United Nation International Cultural Exchange Foundations 2. Universes Naturally Intelligent Children's Events Forum 3. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund *The correct answer is hidden in the picture above.