The Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30th Anniversary
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The issue of children’s rights is extensive and multi-threaded. Studies on this subject show different perspectives and views, referring to various areas of children’s functioning and development. The article presents the perspective of children’s rights in the activities of organizations, local governments, educational and culture institutions on the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was created, adopted on November 20, 1959 by the United Nations General Assembly, which developed the scope of children’s rights. However, it still had no legal value. It was only the Convention on the Rights of the Child, established on the initiative of Poland on November 20, 1989, that became a global constitution protecting children all over the world. The events related to the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention became the culmination of the contemporary activities undertaken to mobilize the entire society to fight for children’s rights. These initiatives enabled the presentation of positions and views on the issue of the child. In a broad sense, they allowed the possibility of implementing program changes to improve the situation of children not only in Poland, but also in the world.
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