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Background to Rights Respecting Schools and UNCRC

Unicef is the world's leading organisation working for children and their rights. Unicef works to protect and promote children's rights.


The UNCRC is an international state of the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children.  The UN General Assembly adopted the convention in 1989.


"A better life for every child.  Help keep the promise."


Unicef has identified 45 rights as their promise to children. As a Rights Respecting school we consider carefully the language we use to help us understand our rights and respect. Below is a link to a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.