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UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child

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The UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child states that each child has:

  • The right to a name and nationality.
  • The right to affection, love, and understanding and to material security.
  • The right to adequate nutrition, housing, and medical services.
  • The right to special care if disabled, be it physically, mentally, or socially.
  • The right to be among the first to receive protection and relief in all circumstances.
  • The right to be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty, and exploitation.
  • The right to full opportunity for play and recreation and equal opportunity to free and compulsory education, to enable the child to develop his individual abilities and to become a useful member of society.
  • The right to develop his full potential in conditions of freedom and dignity.
  • The right to be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace, and universal brotherhood.
  • The right to enjoy these rights regardless of race, colour, sex, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, and property, birth, or other status.

Summary based on Everyman’s United Nations

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