United Nations convention on the rights of the child

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Around the world, the United Nations have stated that these are the rights for every young person under the age of 18 and New Zealand is a part of this.

Children and young people up to the age of 18 have the right to:

  • Live

    Life, survival and development

    1

  • You In Mind

    The Government making sure that the best interests of the child are taken into account when making decisions about the child

    2

  • School And Health

    Access to education and health care

    3

  • Nurture

    Grow up in an environment of happiness, love and understanding

    4

  • Protect

    Protection from discrimination of any sort

    5

  • Develop

    Develop their personalities, abilities and talents

    6

  • Free From Harm

    Protection from sexual exploitation, abuse and economic exploitation

    7

  • Law

    Special measures to protect those that are in conflict with the law

    8

  • Heard

    An opinion and for that opinion to be heard

    9

  • Informed

    Be informed about and participate in achieving their rights

    10

  • Minority

    Special measures to protect those belonging to minority groups

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