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The rights of the child
In November 1989, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, its most broadly ratified treaty, with 191 States Parties. This convention recognizes the vulnerability of children and brings together in one comprehensive code protections for children concerning all categories of human rights. It firmly guarantees non-discrimination and recognizes that the best interests of the child must guide all actions. Special attention is paid to refugees, the disabled or members of minorities. This poster was created by the French artist Mélois.

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