Children's rights

©UNICEF/HQ04-0327/Mariella Furrer - Anne Njoki, 10, interviews Jerimiah Otieno, 7, to find out why he does not go to school, outside his home in Nairobi, the capital. Anne attends nearby Ruthimitu Primary School, where she has been trained to conduct surveys for the ‘Let’s Go to School’ campaign. Jeremiah has severe asthma and is not in school because his mother worries that he might have an attack while he is away from her.

Handling relevant information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child was recognized as crucial by the Committee on the Rights of the Child at the first meeting in 1991. UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti has developed and published the International Children's Rights Thesaurus and the Children's Rights Glossary, to strengthen access to effective information on the rights of children and to contribute to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international treaty in the world.


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