martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014


Rights are what you should have or be able to
do to have the best start in life. These rights
are listed in the UN Convention on the Rights
of the Child. All rights are equally important
and are connected to each other. You are born
with these rights, and no one can take them
away. Many adults are responsible to help
protect your rights and do what is best for
you. As you grow, you have more
responsibility to make choices and exercise
your rights. You can also respect the rights of
others and help children around the world
through  different organizations .

Governments have the main responsibility to
make sure the rights of children in the
Convention on the Rights of the Child are
protected and provided for. All citizens have              responsibilities to respect the rights of
children as well. Children can show their
respect for the rights of others in different
ways. For example, children can:

• Respect others’ right to education by
helping them learn

• Respect others’ right to protection from
harm by being kind and stopping bullying   

• Respect others’ right to share their views
by asking what they think or want to do.

A convention is an agreement between
countries to obey the same laws. Argentina
agreed to obey (ratified) the Convention on
the Rights of the Child in 1990. Doing so, it
made a promise to make sure all children in                   
Argentina  get their rights met.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child
has 54 parts, called articles.

In our country,  the long awaited national Law for the Integral Protection of Children and Adolescents was enacted in 2005 to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Argentina in 1990.  In addition to adopting comprehensive protective measures for children, it lays the groundwork for a juvenile justice system, calls for institutionalized children to be integrated back into society, and establishes mechanisms to protect children from abuse and exploitation.