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Together, we can give every child a childhood

In 1989, UNICEF made a promise to children everywhere. This promise is known as The Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights treaty that provides all children, under the age of 18, equal rights and equal opportunity. 30 years later, we continue to be committed to this promise.

We’ve decided to commemorate the 30th anniversary of this treaty in a way that celebrates childhood, and the child within all of us. Our newest campaign, The Right to a Childhood, does just that.

The Right to a Childhood [UNICEF Canada]

The Right to a Childhood aims to provide every child with the chance to be a kid and stay a kid for as long as they can. Children have the right to safety and protection, but they also all have the right to bedtime stories, armpit farts, and jumping on the bed. These freedoms are what make children, children. We want all these freedoms to apply to all children around the world and here in Canada.

We believe every child has the right to a childhood. Support the Right to a Childhood here, and help give every kid the opportunity to be a kid.