Declaration of the Rights of the Child Law and Legal Definition

Declaration of the Rights of the Child is a non-binding resolution of the U.N.General Assembly. It refers to a series of proclamations related to children's rights. It was drafted by the UN Commission on Human Rights and was adopted by the General Assembly of the U.N. on 20 November 1959. It contains ten general principles aimed at providing a happy childhood. It further calls upon parents, men and women as individuals, voluntary organizations, local authorities and national Governments to recognize these rights and to strive for their observance by legislative and other measures. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted in 1989 is based upon these ten general principles.