Every Child Has Rights

It was declared by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which in 2019 celebrates its 30th anniversary. Children have rights along with adults - the right to health services, education, protection and equal opportunities for each child.

What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child?

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most important document that protects children and their rights. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly 30 years ago, on November 20, 1989. The Сonvention includes 54 articles that explain the fundamental rights of the younger generation: civil, political, social and cultural rights. Every child has equal rights, regardless of nationality, gender, religion or abilities.

Генеральная Ассамблея ООН принимает Конвенцию о правах ребенка, 20 ноября 1989. (В центре: Одри Хепберн, Посол Доброй Воли ЮНИСЕФ)
The UN General Assembly adopts the Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 20, 1989.
(In the center: Audrey Hepburn, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF)


For the first time, the rights of children and adolescents were recognized internationally.


Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child

A bright, colorful and easy-to-understand Convention will appeal to every child, and a fun coloring book will make the reading even more exciting.

UNICEF protecting children's rights

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is the only organization working for children recognised by the Convention. Under the auspices of the United Nations, UNICEF protects the rights of children around the world and helps them realize their potential. Together with partners, UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories and for 70 years has been providing support to governments in the protection of children, the development of their abilities, education, gender equality and health. UNICEF pays special attention to vulnerable children, including children with disabilities.

Rashed Mustafa Sarwar

The UNICEF Representative in Belarus

The 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is another reminder of our goal and mission. Children, their rights and happy childhood should always be our priority. The priority for everyone.

Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF David Beckham looks back on the last 30 years