QUESTION: When was the Declaration of the Rights of Child adopted? What did it stand for?
ANSWER: The Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the General Assembly in 1989. It affirmed the right of children to special protection, opportunity, facilities for healthy normal development. These rights got legally binding with the adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child by the General Assembly in 1989. A committee was set up to implement and investigate a violation of children’s rights.
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