rights of children as outlined in the articles of the Convention. ; Article 2 The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from. The UN General Comment on article 31(General Comment 17) was adopted by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Friday 1st February 2013. ; Article 3 All organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child. This blog explores children’s rights and how they are identified in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 17 (2013) on the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (art. It entered into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49. Convention on the Rights of the Child The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989. Every five years, the progress of each State in implementing the Convention is examined by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. It takes into account their developmental needs and their needs now as citizens in their own right. Article 1 Everyone under 18 years of age has all the rights in this Convention. article 2 (non-discrimination) The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever Paragraph 2 outlines the protective measures that a State Party is required to undertake, including the establishment of social programmes and mechanisms for addressing cases of child maltreatment. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child protects children’s rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services. The purpose of a general comment is to widen and deepen understanding of a particular aspect of the Convention and to reflect the changing conditions under which children grow up. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child were adopted in 1959 and 1989 (respectively) on the same day as Universal Children’s Day. With just the US, Somalia and South Sudan yet to ratify the Convention, it is the most widely- accepted human rights treaty in the world. UN Convention on Right to Play The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – UNCRC – is an international treaty that sets out universally recognised rights for all children. General comment No. United Nations Declaration on the a summary of the un convention on the rights of the child article 1 (definition of the child) Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the Convention. In order for article 19 to be fulfilled, other Convention rights must also be respected. 1 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 13 September 2007 [without reference to a Main Committee (A/61/L.67 and Add.1)] 61/295. Children’s rights to rest, leisure, recreation and play appropriate to their age, are recognised under Article 31 in the UNCRC (1989). Preamble The States Parties to the present Convention, The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child A Commentary Edited by John Tobin Oxford Commentaries on International Law. But children are born with rights.