20 November – Universal Children’s Day

Today is the anniversary of the Convention which formulates in a
consistent way the fundamental rights of every child to be guaranteed and
recognized all around the world.
The Convention (November 20, 1989) provides a control mechanism to
monitor the actions of the states party, which have to present a periodic report about the
implementation of the rights of the child in their territory before a Committee
of independent experts.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty. Until the present day, there
are 196 states party to the Convention.
The Convention has 54 articles and three Optional Protocols (about the
involvement of children in armed conflicts, about children’s sexual exploitation
and about complaint procedures).