Sunday, June 5, 2011

Armenia marks World Children Day

June 1st is observed as World Children’s Day. The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Childand opened it for signature on 20 November 1989. It came into force on 2 September 1990, after it was ratified by the required number of nations.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention generally defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless an earlier age of majority is recognized by a country's law.

Armenia ratified the Convention in 1992. Besides, it adopted the Law on Children’s Rights in 1996.