Wednesday 21 November 2012

Declaration of the Rights of the Child

Yesterday, 20th November,  the Universal Children's Day was celebrated all around the world. It was on that same day in 1989 that the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention and opened it for signature. It was ratified by the required number of members. However, it is nonetheless remarkable that nowadays countries such as Somalia, South Sudan and the United States of American haven't ratified it yet. President Obama has described the failure to ratify the Convention as "embarrasing" and has promised to review this. 

Next week, students from 1st to 4th of ESO will be working on the Universal Children's Day and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child from the subjects of Music, English and Social Studies. We'll let you know what the activities will involve, meanwhile you can have a look at the document below for a full insight of the Declaration.

Declaration of the Rights of the Child

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