Nutrition through lifecycle

Youth - Adolescent


Convention on the Rights of the Child

This convention bans discrimination against children and provides for special protection and rights appropriate to minors. The preamble recalls the basic principles of the United Nations and specific provisions of certain relevant human rights treaties and proclamations. It reaffirms the fact that children, because of their vulnerability, need special care and protection, and it places special emphasis on the primary caring and protective responsibility of the family. It also reaffirms the need for legal and other protection of the child before and after birth, the importance of respect for cultural values of the child’s community, and the vital role of international cooperation in securing children's rights.

The convention can be accessed here

The United Nations (UN)