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Blog post from Monday, 27 October, 2014

Join UNICEF in celebrating 25 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (you can also read a simplified version.)

UNICEF’s work is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The most internationally recognised treaty on the planet, the Convention sets out the basic rights of children and the obligations of governments to fulfil those rights. This ground-breaking treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989 and was ratified by Australia in December 1990. Despite being ratified by Australia, it has not yet been incorporated into Australian law.

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The Find Legal Answers website has information about the convention and Australian law and other resources to answer questions about children’s rights.