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United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

What is the UNCRC?

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.

WHAT IS CONTAINED IN THE UNCRC?

The UNCRC consists of 54 articles that set out children’s rights and how governments should work together to make them available to all children.

Under the terms of the convention, governments are required to meet children’s basic needs and help them reach their full potential.

 

WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO THE UNCRC?

Since it was adopted by the United Nations in November 1989, 196 countries have signed up to the UNCRC.

All countries that sign up to the UNCRC are bound by international law to ensure it is implemented. This is monitored by the Committee on the Rights of the Child

 

The UNCRC at Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog

 

At Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog we are working with The Children's Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland to find out more about our rights.

 

We have 2 Super Ambassadors who have met virtually with Sally Holland to help her in sharing the important messages about her role and about the UNCRC. 

 

Our Super Ambassadors are Daisy and Hugo and they are supported by Mrs Martin.

 

This half term (Autumn 2020) their special mission was to create a video all about identity which is linked to Article 2 of the UNCRC. Hugo and Daisy worked with their peers to create their video. You can see it below:

 

 

UNCRC video.mp4

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