CHILDREN IN ASEAN 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Thirty years ago, the world united to secure the rights of all children through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Convention, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 20 November 1989, remains, to this day, the most widely and swiftly ratified international human rights agreement of all time.

By 1995, all 10 member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had signed and ratified the CRC, binding themselves to its 54 Articles covering the protection of and respect for a full range of rights for all children. In 2019, the CRC had 196 States parties.

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