Children have some really important rights that kids everywhere share. 25 years ago the United Nations set up a rule book to say what being a kid should be like. It is called the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s about the things kids deserve no matter what.
Here are some of the rights:
Education – Every child has the right to go to school and learn.
Treated Fairly – We all have the right not to be discriminated against. This means that no child should be treated unfairly on things such as their race or religion.
Information – We have the right to get information from books, Newspapers, TV, and the internet about the world around us.
Protection – Every kid has the right to be protected from war and violence, and from being mistreated.
Some kids don’t get these rights because they might be affected by the war; some aren’t able to go to school, or study at home. Some don’t have access to water or food. There is a lot of work from the UNICEF Youth Ambassadors to change that, so all kids can live a happy life.