19th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child
The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. As we prepare for the 20th Anniversary of the CRC, this year's Universal Children's Day, which fell on the 20 November, was nonetheless marked by significant activity across the world.
Bernard van Leer Foundation's A Guide to General Comment 7: Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood, This book is a guide to implementing child rights in early childhood. It is based around the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's General Comment no 7. It contains extracts from the papers submitted to the committee at the time of the Day of General Discussion which preceded the General Comment, and other relevant material. download (pdf) or order
18 Candles: The Convention on the Rights of the Child reaches majority. This booklet is a present offered to Miss Convention on the occasion of the attainment of her age of majority. It is also as a tribute to all persons who have worked and are continuing to strive to enforce children’s rights. It is offered by: Institut international des droits de l’enfant and the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights.