Venezuela participates in the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
On behalf of the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Vice-minister for Multilateral Issues of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Alexander Yánez, attended this Wednesday the commemorative event for the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The international event took place within the framework of the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations Organization (UN), in New York.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted and open for signature and ratification by the United Nations General Assembly in November 1989.
Venezuela ratified it on August 29, 1990, by means of the Approving Law of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The 54 articles that make up the Convention establish the economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights of all children and adolescents.
Its application is mandatory for governments that have ratified it, but it also defines the obligations and responsibilities of other agents such as parents, teachers, health professionals, researchers and the children themselves.