The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a treaty which comprehensively provides for the rights of children. It sets out the standards on the provision of healthcare, education, legal and social services for children. Singapore acceded to UNCRC in October 1995.
To promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the series of storybooks below was developed to bring to life the four general principles of the UNCRC: non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.
In ‘Is Rainbowsaurus So Different from Us?’, share the experiences of Libby the Rainbowsaurus as she moves into a new neighbourhood filled with Blusauruses and tries to fit in. ‘The Best Recipe for Tofu’ tells of the struggles of a kitten called Tofu who works long hours selling fish and lacks adequate rest and care. In ‘Elvis and the Feathers School of Music’, find out if Elvis the frog fulfils his dreams of joining a music school to develop his singing talent. Lastly, in ‘I Want to Be a Cheese Taster’, marvel at a class of adorable little mice discussing what they want to do when they grow up.
To help educate children and their caregivers on children’s rights, the booklet below presents all 54 articles under the UNCRC in a simplified manner.
The pamphlet, targeted at parents, teachers, care-givers and other adults, also explains the origins and key principles of the UNCRC. It suggests ways for adults to help children live life to the fullest by practicing the four Key Principles whenever possible.
Is that Rainbowsaurus So Different from Us?and other stories
Booklet on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)