Every year, the week starting on November 14 and going up until November 20 is celebrated as the International Child Rights Week. This week is the run-up to Universal Children’s Day (November 20). It was on November 20, 1989, that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC) came into being. UNCRC is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities. The UNCRC consists of 54 articles that set out children’s rights and how governments should work together to make them available to all children.
More than 190 countries, including India, have signed up to the UNCRC, with only two countries in the world still to ratify. All countries that sign up to the UNCRC are bound by international law to ensure it is implemented. This is monitored by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Like previous years, SCOPE-RD CHILDLINE Khammam is organizing events and activities in its various intervention areas across Khammam district.