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Declaration of the Rights of the Child

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Declaration of the Rights of the Child
An international document promoting child rights adopted by the United Nations in 1959
Principle 1
The right to equality, without distinction on account of race, religion or national origin
Principle 2
The right to special protection for the child's physical, mental and social development
Principle 3
The right to a name and a nationality
Principle 4
The right to adequate nutrition, housing and medical services
Principle 5
The right to special education and treatment when a child is physically or mentally handicapped
Principle 6
The right to understanding and love by parents and society
Principle 7
The right to recreational activities and free education
Principle 8
The right to be among the first to receive relief in all circumstances
Principle 9
The right to be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, and universal brotherhood
Principle 10
The right to protection against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation