|"Your Rights: Reality or Rhetoric?" Project Links
The links below will equip your with the information needed to prepare your
report for the United Nations Meeting on the Rights of Children. The Basic Rights links
will provide you with background on the 1989 Rights of the Children document and the
upcoming meeting in New York City.
BASIC "RIGHTS OF THE CHILD" LINKS
My Convention On
this site a Grade 9 student explains all forty-one of the Rights of the Child tenants in
his own words.
United Nations Special Session on Children
The UN Special Session on Children has been formally rescheduled by the UN
General Assembly for 8-10 May 2002. The Special Session, originally planned for 19-21
September 2001, was postponed following the tragic events of 11 September. Find out
all about this special session on this web page.
Charting Your Rights See the
connection between your rights and the law.
Rights of the Children The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights
of Children details a child's civil, social, political, economic, and cultural rights.
Read through the forty-one points on this web page.
Rights" Activities from Oxfam This site is loaded with classroom
activities that will challenge our thinking on Human Rights
Your Voice Matters! Over the past year, Canadian students were polled about their views concerning
issues Related to the United Nations Special Session on the Rights of Children. The
results of 'Your Voice Matters: Young People Speak Out on Issues Related to the UN Special
Session on Children', can be found on this web page, especially designed for students, ages
The 'Youth' edition of the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of Children Ways that you can
transform the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into something personal.
Cartoons For Children's Rights Online cartoons that help communicate the idea behind many Children's Rights.
Save the Children This is the
website for Save the Children Canada. Save the Children is a child-rights focused
development organization, working both overseas and in Canada to improve the quality of
children's lives through the realization of their rights.
Children's Rights Quiz This
link is a quiz about children's rights in Canada. Their rights are very similar to
children's rights in the United States.
United States Fund for UNICEF The official web site for the United States Fund for UNICEF, an organization that
works for the survival, protection and development of all children worldwide through
education, advocacy and fundraising.
express their thoughts ideas and feelings about children's issues and children's rights
through various mediums.
Voices of Youth Describe
what you are doing on children/youth rights, issues, racism in particular on this online
UNICEF discussion board. What works, and what are the challenges you face?