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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 30 on 20th November 2019.

It is most widely ratified human rights treaty with only the USA not having ratified. Article 31 recognises the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

And yet… we seem further from this goal than ever. With budget cuts to arts access in Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, UK and many other countries children and young people need our energy to ensure that access is made possible. On the 30 year anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, we need a concerted global effort to realise this vision.

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