November 20, 2019

Thirty years ago today, the United Nations ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and it has been 28 years since the treaty was ratified by Canada. The UNCRC includes 54 articles that spell out the rights to health, safety, well-being, culture and education to which every child in the world is entitled. I am proud to celebrate Child Rights Education Week (Nov. 17 to 23) and specifically today, World Children’s Day, marking the birth of the UNCRC.