Children on the pitch with Turkish and French Football Teams to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the rights of the Child (CRC)

This year the Convention on the rights of the Child (CRC) turns 30! The Convention on the rights of the child is an important international treaty which was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1989.

The Convention sets out the fundamental rights of children, such as access to education, health, and protection against violence and abuse, as well as the right to a name and a nationality. The best interest of the child is one of the fundamental principles on which the Convention is based.
On 8th June 2019, during the Turkey – France qualifier football game for the EURO 2020, the Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Turkish Football Federation and UNICEF marked this anniversary with Turkish children and Syrian refugee children including those who accompanied the players of both teams in the field. These children wore t-shirts marked with the logo of the 30th anniversary of the Convention.