Essay on The United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child

1797 Words Dec 28th, 2016 8 Pages
The aim of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is to change the way children are viewed and treated no matter their background, using what the United Nations view as ‘fundamental rights’ to which every child is entitled to. This according to the United Nations should be ‘universailly applicable to the lives of every child’, with no expections to race, gender, ethnicity or religion. The intention of this essay is to challenge the favouritive idea that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child does aid and achieve this. This will be done by using examples of how certain articles in the United Nations Convention are not relevant to all children’s everyday lives. I will sum up the ideas addressed in this essay and finish with my opinion on whether or not I agree that there is a strong argument that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child does not universally apply to the everyday lives of all children. I then intend to finally finish with a recommendation on what I believe would be a positive move going forward.

The following examples throughout this essay are going to be discussing the lives of those children that are in difficult situations and how the United Nation Convention of the Child affects them. Firstly, those of their basic needs, for example, food, water, shelter and clothing are not being met. Meeting these needs in order to survive will have priority over any article stated in the UNCRC. This often…

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