Term International Children's Rights
Code TL-3400.3500
Definition Programs that are committed to safeguarding the basic human rights of children in countries throughout the world. According to the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, these rights include their right to life, survival and personal development; the right to a name, a nationality, and parental protection and care from birth; the right to express themselves and have their opinion heard; the right to protection from physical or mental abuse and neglect including sexual abuse and exploitation; the right to protection from economic exploitation and from work that may be harmful to their health and well-being; the right to protection from abduction and the trafficking in children; the right to education and quality health care; the right to time for rest, play and access to cultural and artistic activities; and the right to equal opportunities irrespective of the child's or his/her parent's race, color, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability or other status.
Created 8/23/01
Changed 1/13/10
Use References
See Also References Children's Rights Groups (TD-1600.3100-140)
External Classification Terms International Children's Relief (NPC Q06.02)
International Human Rights (NTE Q70)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Promotion of Intercultural/International Relations (UW
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
Child Abuse
Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Fact Sheet No.10 (Rev.1), The Rights of the Child", United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, http://hri.ca/fortherecord1998/documentation/factsheets/fs10-rev1.htm

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