25 years of children's rights

20 November 2014 marks 25 years since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the General Assembly in New York. On this day, children were recognised as rights holders for the first time in an international treaty. It marked the transition from addressing children’s issues through charity alone, to galvanising the move towards advocacy that would bring about systemic change for the realisation of children’s rights.

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  1. CRC25: Let's Hear You
  2. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Committee on children’s rights spoke with children and teens from 14 different countries through Google+ Hangouts throughout the day on 24 September 2014.
  3. Children got together to choose the topics most important to them. They elected two representatives to speak on their behalf with the members of the Committee.

    The children who participated were from: Australia, Belgium, Dominican Republic, Gambia, Japan, Lebanon, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay and Yemen.
    There were four Google+ Hangout sessions broadcast live and available on YouTube:
    - Session 1 in English
    - Session 2 in Arabic
    - Session 3 in English
    - Session 4 in Spanish
  4. Learn how you can get involved in the celebrations - click here.

    You can take part in the conversation via Twitter, Google+ and Facebook using #CRC25!
  5. Google+ Hangout #1 with children from Australia, Japan, Nepal and the Philippines:
  6. 25 years of children's rights - Session 1 (English)
  7. Google+ Hangout #2 with children from Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen:
  8. 25 years of children's rights - Session 2 (Arabic)
  9. Google+ Hangout #3 with children from Belgium, the Gambia, Tanzania and Turkey:
  10. 25 years of children's rights - Session 3 (English)
  11. Google+ Hangout #4 with children from the Dominican Republic, Peru and Uruguay:
  12. 25 years of children's rights - Session 4 (Spanish)
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